• ARTS AND SENSATIONS / analysis of a process

    Presentative artsFrom 21th July till 19th August 2011, Trimukhi Platform and Modern Academy of Continuing Education organized in Kolkata a certificate course on Arts and sensations: analysis of a process (8 sessions of 2 hours each).   The same course has been organized on line and in Spanish from 26 March till 15th May 2012 with 17, Instituto de Estudios Criticos in Mexico. This programme has been designed for artists, critical analysts and students of arts. Several aesthetic experiences were proposed and then analysed in details.






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    Film, theatre, music, visual arts or literature… sometimes it seems impossible to understand what the artist wanted to express. In reality, here, what one has to understand is that there is nothing to understand. The artist didn’t try to communicate any sense. His main purpose is to awaken the own senses of the audience.  

    Each session contains three moments: first, an aesthetic experience (watching a film extract, reading a chapter of a novel, listening to a music composition, etc.), then a time of sharing the impressions produced by these experiences and finally a theoretical analysis of the process that these experiences and impressions covered. Two main questions are focused on:

    1. What are the effects produced by the artistic set-up?

                   2. How the artistic set-up is built to produce these effects?

    To help in the comprehension and analysis of both aesthetic effects and artistic set-ups, some extracts of important philosophical texts are also commented (from Gilles Deleuze, Jean-François Lyotard or Jacques Rancière, among others).



    Arts and Sensations

     (picture by Tania Barberan)




    • In English / 2 sessions per week on Thursday (5 am - 7 pm) and Saturday (11 am - 1 pm) from  21th July to 13th August 2011 (Total: 16 hours) at Modern Academy of Continuing Education (MACE), Kolkata, India 
    • In English / 1 sessions per week on Saturday (10 am - 1 pm) from 16th March to 13th April 2013 (Total: 15 hours) at Modern Academy of Continuing Education (MACE), Kolkata, India 



    Cultural centre


    Drawings by Gérard Titus-Carmel in:

    Yves Bonnefoy, Deux scènes, Paris, Galilée, 2009






     Jean-Frédéric ChevallierJean-Frédéric Chevallier is a philosopher and a stage director. He is trained in philosophy, sociology and theatrical studies (master degrees). In 2002, he completed with honours a Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Sorbonne University in Paris where he also taught as lecturer during two years. In France where he born, he found the Feu Faux Lait group. With this group, he directed fourteen stage works in France, one in Spain, two in Ecuador and one in Mexico. From 2002 till 2009, he resided in Mexico. There, he was professor in the National University of Mexico (UNAM), the Corporation University of the City of Mexico (UACM), the Institute of Critical Studies 17 and the Arts Institute of the State University of Hidalgo where he was director of the Research Centre for Contemporary Theatrical Gesture (CIGITECO). The University of Montevideo in Uruguay and the National University of Colombia invited him also in several occasions. He has been a member of the Mexican National Researchers System (SNI). In his most recent essays published in Mexico, France, Canada, Italy, Colombia, Belgium and Peru, he tries to think the pure potentiality of the theatrical event, far from any frame of representation or drama. In Mexico City, he found the Proyecto 3 company to be able to organized in November 2004, November 2006, November 2007 and September 2009, the first, second, third and fourth International Colloquium on the Contemporary Theatrical Gesture which, in each occasion, ended with an international stage works festival called Night of Theatre. With the Proyecto 3 company, he directed Los tres sueños de Rosaura (from Calderón by Pasolini), Callejón de lis, by Joseph Danan, Máquina-Hamlet, by Heiner Müller, Gaudeamus desde MéxicoSin títuloDiscurso capitalLa vaca Multicolor, Bombay Railways –for these last five, he wrote also the text– and A breaking down and a multiplication of tissue in co-direction with Matthieu Mével. In Kolkata, where he is living now, he put on stage Akashkushum Rochona Kora at Ankur Kala Centre and Monsoon Night Dream at EZCC and Jadavpur University. With Maïa Nicolas, he co-directed two films-essays: Cuesta è la fine del mondo? (2007) in a Tribal village in Mexico which received a special mention from the Ensanada Festival, and  Drowning Princess (2009) in co-production with Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad. With Sukla Bar, they are now building a platform where to work together arts, social work and theoretical research: Trimukhi Platform.







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  • Comments

    Monday 2nd April 2012 at 11:55

    ARTS AND SENSATIONS is a wonderful idea. In Fact, we are doing it in terms of shows, lectures and seminars in Art Trust, Kolkata.

    I would like to know if we can have any collaborative event in this area. My personal research is on the Potuas of Bengal - vernacular scroll painting.

    Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 09:27

    Yes, of course.

    Write us at contact@trimukhiplatform.com

    Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 11:25

    Our artist/sculptor would like to create a mural/sculpture at your village centre if you provide materials. The work will be site-specific. Besides we would like to have a worksshop with the Potuas of Midnapur villages, who will paint and prsent pata-song, etc.

    Let's know about it. You may also talk to me at: 9433556695


    Amitabh SenGupta

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