Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I am Troy and this is my show

Hi Everyone,

I am Troy Rhoades, a PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Concordia University in Montreal. I am currently researching the relationship between colour and movement visually. My focus is looking at the becoming-process of colour and movement using digital video as my means of explaining this.

I currently have a practice in film, video, and now moving into light installation and web design.
My film and video work has three areas of focus: landscape, colour, and movement. My current work has temporarily moved away from landscape and, as you can watch in the attached video, turned towards the body in motion.

Along with Felix, I have been scanning the wonderful reading Erin and Brian have selected and hope to get them all to you very soon.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Accommodation in Montreal

The Clarion Hotel & Suites Centre Ville
2100 de Maisonneuve ouest Montreal, Quebec H3H 1K6, Canada http://www.clarionmontreal.com
For reservations you can call / Pour reservation, veuillez appeler:
Toll free / appel gratuit: 1-800-361-7191 Phone / Telephone 1-514-931-8861 Fax: 1-514-931-7726
abri du voyageur is a two minute walk to SAT. it's around $49-59 plus tax. here is a little info i got from the website which you can also check out, i provided the link below,and phone number,
"Our hotel, dating back in 1876, offers 40 rooms which have been renovated in keeping with its original historical character. Our friendly staff adds to the warm ambiance to assure each guest a quiet heaven in the midst of today's hectic pace. Hotel Abri du voyageur is recommended by Lonely Planet, Fodor's Canada, Guide du Routard and le Petit Fûté."
Phone : (514) 849-2922 Toll free : 1-866-302-2922 (Can. & US)
address: 9, Ste-Catherine West Montreal Quebec, Canada
H2X 1Z5

Monday, January 21, 2008

More welcomes!

Great to see people posting! Welcome to two new members: Joa and Kanta. We're doing a photo shoot for Folds to Infinity (the fabric collection that will be key to the performance) on the 20th so I'll be able to post some pictures then.

Dear all,

My name is Margit Brünner and I just have commenced my PhD -‘Becoming joy’: site, space and atmosphere. [A creative visual investigation into the transformative character and potential of the relationship between humans and the urban and rural landscape] - at the School of Art in Adelaide, University of South Australia. During the process of writing my proposal I realised that my work, which I am busy doing since I have had completed my studies in architecture, perfectly sits a new interdisciplinary field, that I haven’t had discovered up to now.

My interest in the quality of collective (architectural) space has led me to deeply engage in an exploration of ‘atmosphere’ by undertaking experiments using my body as means of investigation within public spaces. This research involved a rethinking of the terms ‘space’, ‘identity’, and ‘collective’ and eventually resulted in a different understanding of my profession and of what I used to consider of ‘space’/’myself’. Consequently I now prefer to speak of ‘atmosphere’ rather than of ‘space’ and refer to it as ephemeral ‘being’ that can also be interpreted as mutual production of individual and environment.

My proposed research will experiment on ‘atmosphere’, and ‘resonance’ and is based on the hypothesis of the ‘I’ as essentially fugitive and un-locateable, and subjectivity not as given but always under construction. It will explore forms of emergent dialogues within specific architectural urban spaces and geographic locations through a creative investigation of the idea of ‘resonance’ between the individual (myself) and these specific places. I will refer extensively to key concepts of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, concerning ‘smooth space’, with which I associate my own understanding and use of the term atmosphere.

I am very curious about this upcoming experiment and it will be a pleasure to co-unfold .

Best wishes,

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

into the laboratory


My name is Gordon Coonfield. I am an Assistant Professor of Communication at Villanova University, which is located in a suburb just outside of Philadelphia, PA. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of visual communication.cultural studies.media studies.

I got into Deleuze & Guattari in graduate school, and I continue to enjoy working out what their philosophy has to do with my field.my thinking.my life. I was introduced to performance studies after coming to Villanova. I have no pretensions about every creating and performing myself. But I've come to appreciate the ways performance studies has developed and explored the concept of performance, and how this development might refigure the way we think about media.mediation and audiences.users of communication media.

I guess you could say I've been experimenting with both performance and media in the laboratory of deleuze.guattari's concepts. And I see this workshop as an opportunity to continue experimenting - as a chance to make some new connections and encounter something I haven't.

Quote of the day: "It's alive!"

Monday, January 14, 2008


Here we are - all participants listed. It seems to me it's time for introduction! Why don't you post something (as Anna did) about what you do or who you are...

Joao Fiadeiro

Ana Fonseca Mira

Anna Hickey-Moody

Biba Bell

Margit Bruenner

Cecilia Chen

Christoph Brunner

Emily Pelstring

Felix Rebolledo

Firoza Elavia

Gelsey Bell

Gordon Coonfield

Gwendolyn Alker

Jane Gabriels

Micha Cardenas

Paul Jasen

Paula Caspao

Sarah Bronsard

Claudia Manley

Natasha Myers

Allan Pero

Susan Ruddick

Joa Hug

Diego Gil

Bianca Scliar Mancini

Nasrin Himada

Sher Doruff

Nora Heilmann

Troy Rhoades

Brian Massumi

Erin Manning

The readings!

Hi everyone,
now the work begins! Here is the list of readings. What we would love is for you to do the readings and to begin to post on the concepts (this can be questions, of linkages of concepts, or anything you like). We will scan the readings in the next few weeks and post them here for those of you who don't have the books. If any of you need the texts in French, we can send them - we already have most of those scanned. Enjoy!

Gilles Deleuze. The Fold. chapter 7 (La perception dans les plis)
Gilles Deleuze. Spinoza: Practical Philosophy. chapter 6 (Spinoza and Us)
Bernard Cache. Earth Moves. chapters 1-2 (Territorial Image, Architectural Image)
Henri Bergson. Creative Evolution. chapter 4 (mechanisme cinematographique de la pensee, extracts pp. 298-335 in the French)
Jose Gil. The Dancer's Body (from A Shock to Thought, Massumi ed)
Jose Gil. The Paradoxical Body (trans. in TDR by Andre Lepecki)

Friday, January 11, 2008

in the blood

hello virtual community,

i'm anna, a Lecturer in Creative Arts Education at Monash in Australia. I am a writer, teacher and performance maker. Here are two stills from a dance theatre production called 'in the blood' that i worked on as an associate director. i also wrote about this process: Hickey-Moody, A.C (2006) Folding the Flesh into Thought, in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 11(1), pp. 189-197. I would be really interested in hearing about your projects before we meet later in the year.

best wishes,


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dear Felix

Thank you for this kind invitation.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Feel free to share your big ideas, lesser thoughts and of course your folderol!