Artist Round Table: Urban Interventions

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photo/foto: Laura Bluher

Presenters: Grayson Earle, Helene Vosters, Hector Canonge, Eelonora Fabião

Moderators: Shauna Janssen


The Illuminator is an art collective that emerged from Occupy Wall Street in New York City. Armed with a powerful projector, it supports the 99% by beaming messages of solidarity and staging political interventions in NYC and beyond. This “spectacularization machine” draws people into a space where a new kind of conversation may take place.

Helene Vosters and Kim McLeod, both artist-scholars,engage in their first creative collaboration. Their work addresses a number of questions including: How can performance alter our relationships with everyday space? How is the digital expanding our understanding of street and public performance? How can performance highlight archival blind spots?

Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary based in New York City. His work incorporates the use of New-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performance art narratives to explore issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. His work has been presented in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Eleonora Fabião is a performer and performance theorist. Professor of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, she holds a PhD in Performance Studies (NYU). Since 2008 she performs in the streets of urban centers and in 2011 received the Prêmio Funarte Artes na Rua.

Shauna Janssen (Ph.D.) is an independent curator based in Montreal. She is the founder of Urban Occupations Urbaines, a research and curatorial platform that engages artists, communities and the public in creative and critical responses to contested spatial conditions within the built environment.


Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Concordia University, Henry F. Hall Building
  • Date: June 28, 2014
Artist Round Table: Urban Interventions Edited by Victor Bautista
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