Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2

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Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2

“What is the role, indeed the fate, of the physical body in an age where technology allows us to alter it, and virtual reality transforms the way we relate to the world? In response to these questions, the artists explore new ways of presenting the body, adding poignancy to the fleeting traces and presence of the dancers in the exhibition.” – Isabelle Van Grimde, Curator and Choreographer of Le corps en question(s) 2/ The Body in Question(s) 2 

June 18 – August 22, 2015 (with performances on August 20-22)

Enterprise Square Galleries (10230 Jasper Ave)

Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Admission by donation

The University of Alberta Museums teams up with the Brian Webb Dance Company to present Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2 from Montreal’s Van Grimde Corps Secrets from June 18 – August 22, 2015.

Joining forces in a captivating creation-exhibition directed by Isabelle Van Grimde, performers, visual artists (including Alberta artists Derek Besant, Blair Brennan, Sean Caulfield, and Royden Mills), multimedia artists, scientists (including Alberta geneticist Dr. Dawna Gilchrist), composers, and set designers have transformed the U of A Museums Enterprise Square Galleries in downtown Edmonton into a giant kaleidoscope with a panoramic look at the body. Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2 will be a part of both The Works Festival of Art and Design and the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

A cross between visual art, spatial and acoustic architecture, choreography and interactive digital technology,Le corps en question(s)2/The Body in Question(s)2 explores the ways in which the massive social, cultural and technological changes in modern societies are affecting how we conceptualize and interpret the body. Transforming the seven rooms of University of Alberta Enterprise Square Galleries in Edmonton, Alberta, curator and choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde has created an organic space that she invites us to inhabit rather than pass through. From one room to the next, visitors discover works by nine visual and media artists, essays by two scientists, and the subtle movements of six dancers aged 23 to 60. Video installations relay their performances in the rooms they no longer occupy, maintaining a constant choreographic presence in the exhibition. Defying the notions of space and time, this intriguing work uses the viewer’s body to reinvent itself. An intimate experience whose duration and nature is determined by each visitor. Intelligent, sensitive, monumental.




The Body in Question(s) - Feature Image

Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2

“What is the role, indeed the fate, of the physical body in an age where technology allows us to alter it, and virtual reality transforms the way we relate to the world? In response to these questions, the artists explore new ways of presenting the body, adding poignancy to the fleeting traces and presence of the dancers in the exhibition.” – Isabelle Van Grimde, Curator and Choreographer of Le corps en question(s) 2/ The Body in Question(s) 2

June 18 – August 22, 2015 (with performances on August 20-22)

Enterprise Square Galleries (10230 Jasper Ave)

Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Admission by donation)

Tickets now on sale for August 20, 21 & 22 dance performances! Also on sale at the door before all performances.


The University of Alberta Museums teams up with the Brian Webb Dance Company to present Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2 from Montreal’s Van Grimde Corps Secrets from June 18 – August 22, 2015.

Joining forces in a captivating creation-exhibition directed by Isabelle Van Grimde, performers, visual artists (including Alberta artists Derek Besant, Blair Brennan, Sean Caulfield, and Royden Mills), multimedia artists, scientists (including Alberta geneticist Dr. Dawna Gilchrist), composers, and set designers have transformed the U of A Museums Enterprise Square Galleries in downtown Edmonton into a giant kaleidoscope with a panoramic look at the body. Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2 will be a part of both The Works Festival of Art and Design and the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

A cross between visual art, spatial and acoustic architecture, choreography and interactive digital technology, Le corps en question(s)2/The Body in Question(s)2 explores the ways in which the massive social, cultural and technological changes in modern societies are affecting how we conceptualize and interpret the body. Transforming the seven rooms of University of Alberta Enterprise Square Galleries in Edmonton, Alberta, curator and choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde has created an organic space that she invites us to inhabit rather than pass through. From one room to the next, visitors discover works by nine visual and media artists, essays by two scientists, and the subtle movements of six dancers aged 23 to 60. Video installations relay their performances in the rooms they no longer occupy, maintaining a constant choreographic presence in the exhibition. Defying the notions of space and time, this intriguing work uses the viewer’s body to reinvent itself. An intimate experience whose duration and nature is determined by each visitor. Intelligent, sensitive, monumental.
The Body in Question(s) - Feature Image

Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2

“What is the role, indeed the fate, of the physical body in an age where technology allows us to alter it, and virtual reality transforms the way we relate to the world? In response to these questions, the artists explore new ways of presenting the body, adding poignancy to the fleeting traces and presence of the dancers in the exhibition.” – Isabelle Van Grimde, Curator and Choreographer of Le corps en question(s) 2/ The Body in Question(s) 2 

June 18 – August 22, 2015 (with performances on August 20-22)

Enterprise Square Galleries (10230 Jasper Ave)

Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Admission by donation


Tickets now on sale for August 20, 21 & 22 dance performances! Also on sale at the door before all performances.

The University of Alberta Museums teams up with the Brian Webb Dance Company to present Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2 from Montreal’s Van Grimde Corps Secrets from June 18 – August 22, 2015.

Joining forces in a captivating creation-exhibition directed by Isabelle Van Grimde, performers, visual artists (including Alberta artists Derek Besant, Blair Brennan, Sean Caulfield, and Royden Mills), multimedia artists, scientists (including Alberta geneticist Dr. Dawna Gilchrist), composers, and set designers have transformed the U of A Museums Enterprise Square Galleries in downtown Edmonton into a giant kaleidoscope with a panoramic look at the body. Le corps en question(s) 2/The Body in Question(s) 2 will be a part of both The Works Festival of Art and Design and the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

A cross between visual art, spatial and acoustic architecture, choreography and interactive digital technology,Le corps en question(s)2/The Body in Question(s)2 explores the ways in which the massive social, cultural and technological changes in modern societies are affecting how we conceptualize and interpret the body. Transforming the seven rooms of University of Alberta Enterprise Square Galleries in Edmonton, Alberta, curator and choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde has created an organic space that she invites us to inhabit rather than pass through. From one room to the next, visitors discover works by nine visual and media artists, essays by two scientists, and the subtle movements of six dancers aged 23 to 60. Video installations relay their performances in the rooms they no longer occupy, maintaining a constant choreographic presence in the exhibition. Defying the notions of space and time, this intriguing work uses the viewer’s body to reinvent itself. An intimate experience whose duration and nature is determined by each visitor. Intelligent, sensitive, monumental.