Gestures of here and there : la fabrique sensible des lieux
This year the Maison de la création at the Université Grenoble Alpes is launching its first biannual Arts in the Alps Doctoral Spring School from June 12th-16th 2017. The Arts in the Alps Spring School - entitled “Gestures of here & there: la fabrique sensible des lieux” - is bringing together a community of leading researchers, artists and PhD candidates from the fields of architecture, philosophy, dance, geography, fine arts, performance, sound art and linguistics to explore, collaborate and experiment new practices of interdisciplinary and practice based site specific research.
During the week participants will have the opportunity to experiment, discuss and share interartistic and interdisciplinary practices of site specific research. Specifically centered on the question of the memory of a place, this research intensive week aims at investigating the site of the Bouchayer-Viallet which has many historical layers: industrial, eco-cultural and artistic. This site held a strategic position in the hydroelectric sector in the early 1900s and is now reconverted as a development zone by the city of Grenoble. A nearly 3000m² steel and glass factory building is now the home of Magasin les Horizons, a Center for Arts and Cultures which is where our school will be based. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with sensory based research practices and to re-enact the collective and individual gestures which wove and continue to weave the multi-faceted identities of this historical site.
Our partners :
UMR LITT&ARTS, CRESSON (UMR 1563 AAU, ENSAG), LIDILEM, PACTE, LARHRA, École Supérieure d’Art et Design •Grenoble •Valence, Magasin des horizons - Centre d’arts et de cultures, Centre de développement chorégraphique Le Pacifique, CCN2 - Centre chorégraphique national, Maison des habitants de Bouchayer - Viallet