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Fail/Pass – Lectures and Workshops

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PHI Foundation 465 Saint-Jean Street
Room G6

• Friday, February 23, 2024
• Saturday, February 24, 2024

From 1 PM to 5 PM

Each afternoon will be comprised of four 40-minute presentations.

Free admission
Limited capacity: first come, first served.

Over the course of two days of dialogue, artists, educators and researchers will come together in Rirkrit Tiravanija’s installation untitled (skip the bruising...) (2017) to present their research, offer workshops, reflect on the successes and failures of their respective practices, and discuss failure as a generative tool in the work of public engagement.

These two days have been organized in dialogue with the Bureau of Noncompetitive Research’s public engagement project, and are presented parallel to the PHI Montréal residency program, which is offered in partnership with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

The event will take place in French and in English.

PROGRAM
Day 1

Friday, February 23, 2024

1 PM Presentation by the Bureau of Noncompetitive Research

1:30 PM Justine Skahan / Book Report: The 4-Hour Workweek

2:30 PM Natacha Clitandre and Salima Punjani / A conversation about failure, part 1

3:30 PM Lin Li / How do expressive arts help to shape and rediscover collective memories? (Workshop given in the Education Room)

3:30 PM Simon Rivest and Chad Dembski / Open forum

4:30 PM Julie-Michèle Morin / Glitching Optimization in a Few Steps: A Performance Lecture about Robotic Failures

PROGRAM
Day 2

Saturday, February 24, 2024

1 PM Presentation by the Bureau of Noncompetitive Research

1:30 PM Raki Malhotra / Nadee Achambha. Durational performance

2:30 PM Hannah Jickling and Reed H. Reed / Danglers

3:30 PM Laura Margita / Untitled

4:30 PM Annie Baillargeon and Jacqueline van de Geer / A conversation about failure, part 2

Ongoing: Durational performance by Edith Viau (Education Room)

Documentation of the presentations by Nancy Long

Biographies

The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research is a group of artists and researchers who explore how slow philosophy, dialogue, collaboration, pedagogy, and public space intersect. Founded in 2021, the Bureau has taken on academic and artistic projects, namely Slowness and the Institution (2021), Pedagogy and Time (2022), and Giving Nothing (2023). In this iteration, the Bureau comprises Victoria Stanton, José Cortés, and Stacey Cann.

Stacey Cann is a performance artist and researcher interested in ideas of work, endurance, and collaboration.

José Cortés is a transdisciplinary artist whose work juxtaposes value and mundane matters in multimedia, public space, and pedagogic projects.

Victoria Stanton is an undisciplined performance artist whose infiltrating/relational works explore the role of rest, pause, and liminal space in artistic processes.

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Fail/Pass – Lectures and Workshops

February 23 and 24, 2024

Over the course of two days of dialogue, artists, educators and researchers will come together to present their research, offer workshops, reflect on the successes and failures of their respective practices, and discuss failure as a generative tool in the work of public engagement

Event Contemporary Art
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The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research is a public engagement project by the collective of the same name. Taking place in the PHI Foundation’s Education Room

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