April 21, 2022

[ANNOUNCEMENT] In the Middle, a Chimera Official Programming

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It is with great honour that we announce to you all the official line-up for In the Middle, a Chimera, the Milieux Institute Year-End Exhibition and Symposium. We’ll be announcing an international artist collaboration with the Fondation PHI shortly, stay tuned! You will find artists listed below by exhibition location, along with the dates and times of events related to the shows:

EASTERN BLOC | VERNISSAGE: MAY 5TH, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM EST
FROM 05.05 TO 05.18, 12-5 PM (EXCLUDING SUNDAYS, MONDAYS)
53-55 LOUVAIN OUEST

jacqueline beaumont, Diyar Mayil, Ojo Agi, Timothy Thomasson, Mark Igloliorte, & Philippe Vandal

EMBODIED INTERVENTIONS | LePARC: MAY 7TH & 8TH
MAY 7TH: 4-9 PM EST, MAY 8TH: 12-6 PM EST
MILIEUX INSTITUTE, 11TH FLOOR (VARIOUS)

Bureau of Non-competitive Research (Victoria Stanton & Stacey Cann), Nuria Alvarez Coll, Dana Dugan, Tricia Enns, Nora Gibson, Quinlan Green, Max Hunter, Idun Isdrake, Sue Proctor, Anna Vigeland, April White.

SYMPOSIUM | MAY 13TH: MILIEUX (EV 11.705) AND Online, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST
MORNING PRESENTATIONS, AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
1515 SAINT-CATHERINE WEST | 11.705 AND 10.825, AND Online via Zoom

Alex Custodio & Michael Iantorno, Ali Kenefick, Hanine El Mir, Melina Campos, Kregg Hetherington, the Concordia Ethnography Lab, jacqueline beaumont, Rythâ Kesselring, Miranda Smitheram, Laurent Simon (HEC Montreal), Helen Brunet (Vestechpro),  Alicia Turgeon (Eastern Bloc), Chris Salter & the Animate Team, the Solar Media Project team, the Minecraft and Modernity Student Research Cabal, & more!

POSTPONED WORKSHOP | MAY 15TH, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FONDATION PHI
CAROLINE SINDERS: PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE INTERNET
11:00 AM EST, Fondation PHI Education Room (451 rue Saint-Jean) AND Online—in-person attendance requires registration

Caroline Sinders will be offering a workshop as part of People’s History of the Internet (working title), a research project which aims at producing a decentralized and global narrative of the network’s presence and impact in our daily lives. Using Miro to build a collaborative framework with participants with differing levels of professional or personal engagement with Internet, the project looks to broaden, shift or remediate accepted narratives or representations of the Internet, and to highlight key figures (some of them women-identified, or BIPOC) and moments which have largely been erased from canonical histories of the Internet. Participants will be invited to contribute data which brings forth our intimate, personal, subjective or countercultural experiences of (and entanglements with) the web.

WORKSHOP | MAY 17TH, THE MILIEUX INSTITUTE
GABRIEL VIGLIENSONI: INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LEARNING FOR CREATIVE PRACTICE WITH SOUND AND MUSIC
1:00 PM EST, MILIEUX INSTITUTE RESOURCE ROOM (EV 11.705)

This two-day workshop aims at developing technical and personal skills
in users and potential users of machine learning in creative contexts
in general, and sound and music in particular. The sessions will
include an introduction to the machine learning (ML) paradigm and
human agency in creative AI; supervised, unsupervised, and generative
ML approaches; and music research-creation projects using machine
learning tools. Some of the tools that will be covered in the sessions
are: Wekinator, AudioStellar, R-VAE, and RAVE.

MILIEUX INSTITUTE | FINISSAGE: MAY 18TH, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM EST
FROM 05.05 TO 05.18, 12-5 PM (EXCLUDING SUNDAYS)
1515 SAINT-CATHERINE WEST
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ALEXANDRE SAUNIER + MARC-ANDRÉ COSSETTE
7:00 PM EST | SPECULATIVE LIFE (EV 10.625)

Malte Leander, The Solar Media Project Team, Ora4Art: Debora Alanna & Bora Bodur, Puneet Jain, Andrew Rabyniuk, Idun Isdrake, Natalia Balska, Brice Ammar Khodja, Maurice Jones, Patrick Seemann-Ricard, Melina Campos Ortiz, Marie-Christine Larivière, Anne Boutet, Audrey Coulombe, Vanessa Mardirossian, Etta Sandry, Tricia Enns, Megan Stein, Steven Sych, Minecraft and Modernity Student Research Cabal, Scott DeJong, & lee wilkins