ARTS and SENSATIONS / analysis of a process
From 16th March 2013 to 13th April 2013, MACE and Trimukhi Platform organize in Kolkata a 5 days certificate course on Arts and sensations (5 sessions of 3 hours each Saturday morning). The programme, designed by Jean-Frédréic Chevallier, is directed to artists, critical analysts and students of arts. Several aesthetic experiences are proposed and then analysed in details. This Chevallier's course has been organized on line and in Spanish from March to May 2012 at 17, Instituto de Estudios Criticos, Mexico. The same will be given in French in May and June 2013.
NOT TO COMMUNICATE A SENSE BUT TO AWAKEN SENSES
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, Jean-Luc Nancy or Jacques Rancière, among others).
› Admission takes place at MACE, in Kolkata, from 14th February 2013: on Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm.
› The Course Fee including registration is Rs. 2250 [Rs. 1750 + Rs. 500].
› MACE, 4th floor of Modern High School for Girls, 78 Syed Amir Ali Avenue [right beside Ice Skating Rink].
› Phone: (033) 2281 6872 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
› Course duration: 15 hours [5 x 3 hours] on Saturday 16th, 23rd, 30th March, 6th and 13th April 2013, 10 am to 1 pm
Born in 1973 in France, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier is an independent scholar and a stage director. In 1992, he founded the Feu Faux Lait Group in France and wrote and directed fourteen stage works in France, Spain, Uruguay and Equator - among them Tarry Flynn at Sorbonne University in Paris and Crossing a corridor by swimming at the Terrassa Institute of Theatre in Barcelona. In 2002 he founded in Mexico the Proyecto 3 collective and directed twelve stage works - among them Calderon by Pasolini in National Art Gallery Siqueiros, Hamlet-Machine by Heiner Muller in National Museum of Anthropology and A breaking down and a multiplication of tissue by Matthieu Mével in National University Theatre. Recently he founded in India with Sukla Bar the organisation Trimukhi Platform and put on stage Monsoon Night Dream at Jadavpur University and EZCC. Chevallier is trained in philosophy, sociology and theatrical studies (master degrees). In 2002, he completed with honours a Ph. D. from the Sorbonne University in Paris where he also taught as lecturer during two years. From 2002 till 2009, he was professor of Theatrical Studies and Continental Contemporary Philosophy at the National University (UNAM). He had been a member of the Mexican National Researchers System and director of the Research Centre for Contemporary Theatrical Gesture at Hidalgo University. In his most recent essays published in Mexico, Colombia, France, Belgium, Italy and Canada, he studies the pure potentiality of art, far from any frame of representation or communication. His book “The theatre nowadays, a possible typology” won the International Theatre Essay Award 2011 (Spain/Mexico). He co-directed three film-essays: Cuesta è la fine del mondo? (2007, in a Tribal village in Mexico which received a special mention from the Ensanada Festival), Drowning Princess (2009, in co-production with Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat) and Un film de vacances (2009, produced by Trimukhi Platform).
IN SPANISH and IN FRENCH (in colaboration with 17, Instituto de Estudios Criticos)
- In Spanish / from 26th March to 15th May 2012 (total: 8 weeks)
- In French / from 6th May to 30th June 2013 (total: 8 weeks)
(pictures by Alejandro Orozco and Jean-Frédéric Chevalliier)
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