Expanded Workshops

A weekend of guided collective experiments to bring the body into virtual spaces

Expanded Workshops is a new curated series at the CCOV, in partnership with LePARC.

Directed by Angelique Willkie, Performing Arts Research Cluster (LePARC) is a community of researchers within the MILIEUX Institute for Arts Culture and Technology at Concordia University, with a mission to investigate performance practices by facilitating collaborative encounters through an interdisciplinary hub.

These 2 days of guided experiments in shared collective practices that will occur simultaneously online, and in the CCOV studio.

In order to respect the sanitary precautions of the CCOV, only 9 places will be available in the studio, each separated by 2m,
which will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.**

WORKSHOP 1 with Alys Longley
Saturday, November 21, 2020
From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Montreal time)



WORKSHOP 2 with lo bil
Sunday, November 22, 2020
From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Montreal time)




WORKSHOP 1 – Saturday, November 21, 2020
language is an intangible bridge by Alys Longley live from Auckland, NZ.

An artistic experiment in collaboration, co-creation and touch
Alys Longley (NZ) Macarena Campbell, Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira, Eduardo Cerón-Tilleria, Rolando Sanhueza (Chile), pavleheidler (Sweden)

This lecture-workshop presents an experiment in collaboration across distance and time zones. It tests working methods for the Cartón/ Cardboard project (led by Macarena Campbell and Alys Longley), with artists in Auckland, NZ, Santiago, Chile and Stockholm, Sweden) in which we work with cardboard as an equalizing and accessible skin. In this way artists in different continents share the same experiments in touch and collaboration from geographically separated terrains.

We will work with scores, instructions, poetics, experimental documentation, creating performance materials and expanded fields of choreography and writing. This project is inflected by the geopolitics of the Global South.

To participate in the workshop aspect of this presentation, please collect cardboard of different sizes, craft knives, scissors, drawing materials, paper and any other craft and art materials that you desire.  Be prepared to send digital images and video to a shared file during the session.  We are aiming to co-create an artist-book in the real time of the workshop with documentation contributed by attendees.