The 7th Sense Book Launch

Saturday, October 14, 2017 — 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
Historic Holy Angels School

The 7th Sense: Practicing Dialogues / Practicing Workshops / Practicing the Daily Performative / Practicing Performance Art

Book launch and signing accompanied by a live reading from the authors.

This program is presented in conjunction with TOUVA‘s workshop Infiltrating and Relational Practice In Public Space II, made possible by generous support from the City of Calgary Arts and Culture, Public Art Department.

About the Publication

Comprised of essays, a glossary, as well as contributions by 30 contemporary performance artists, The 7th Sense surveys the performative in, with and through language. It explores a vocabulary as a process of naming, and of articulating what happens before, during and after a performative action; to express what is experienced by the artist who proposes a work, and by the audience who receives it.

The TouVA collective presents a series of reflections which are to be understood in relationship to their artworks, and to the workshops that Sylvie Tourangeau, Victoria Stanton and Anne Bérubé have both taken or facilitated. Three practitioners’ voices offer multiple perspectives, plural yet singular, to consider the performative as an art, or as a way of life; they delineate a kind of pathway that invites the emergence and recognition of an increased sensibility in this vibrant and fleeting performative: a 7th Sense.

-Simon Lanctôt


SAGAMIE édition d’art

The mandate of SAGAMIE édition d’art is to publish literary essays devoted to the study of the arts, to support authors and artists in the creation of works in both the literary and visual arts fields, as well as to document and disseminate contemporary art.

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) ensures that performative art practices are recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region. M:ST fosters innovation and collaboration among local, national, and international artistic communities.

Founded in the spring of 2007, the TouVA Collective (Sylvie Tourangeau, Victoria Stanton and Anne Bérubé) – a group of artist-researchers interested in a profound exploration of “the performative” – has been researching the practice of performance through multiple frameworks and approaches: presenting relational/site-specific performances and dynamic artist talks, along with conducting workshops and offering coaching to artists in a variety of contexts – including international festivals.

The 7th Sense Book Launch


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