Maryse Morin draws on the fields of music, media arts and anthropology, and writes within the liminal spaces between art and anthropology.

The Ecstasy of the Privileged Moment

The Ecstasy of the Privileged Moment

Between 2001 and 2010, I led new media art laboratories between Montreal, Havana and then Morocco. These lab sessions* were entitled The Ecstasy of the Privileged Moment, for they contributed to develop experiential knowing through an embodiment of transcultural boundaries, with a sensory focus on the notions of immateriality and the gift**.

These labs were ignited by privileged encounters, through a series of collaborations situated at the crossroads of permutations in real-time soundscape processing, moving images, architectural spaces and performances. The projects evolved toward a relational aisthesis(rather), and then social and cultural anthropology, according to the home countries where they were held.

Nuit Blanche Montréal (2010); Research and Creation Artist in Residence, Gésù – Centre de créativité (2007); 100 ans de Rimbaud, Castello di Rivara – Turin Center for Contemporary Art (2005); Mois Multi Vasistas / Théâtre La Chappelle (2004); Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica “Primavera en La Habana,” in collaboration with the Museo Nacional de Bella Arte de La Habana (2004).

*With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

** Roger Sansi, Art, Anthropology and the Gift, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.

Between Earth and Sky

Between Earth and Sky