La Bourse - Rops
Hours and dates
- Oct 26 from 17:10 to 17:50
Navid Navab, born and raised in Tehran (IR), is a Montreal-based media alchemist, tabletop cosmologist, and antidisciplinary composer, who investigates the forming-giving potential of material processes. Interested in the poetics of schizo-phonia, gesture, and materiality for over a decade, Navab has been composing multi-sensory experiences, entangling bodies, machines, and materialities both in-situ and in concert, in ways that enable critical attunement to excitable matters-of-process.
Navab’s artworks, which take on the form of gestural sound compositions, living architectures, participatory investigative environments, and kinetic sculptures, circulate internationally at festivals such as Ars Electronica (AT), NEMO Biennale (FR), Kapelica Gallery (SL), device_art triennial (HR), Sonica Biennale (BG), Japan Society (US), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (US), ISEA (SP, CA), milanOltre (IT), HKW (DE), Canadian Center for Architecture (CA), eArts (CH), and Mios Multi (CA).
As an artscience researcher and co-director of the Topological Media Lab, Navab leverages phenomenological studies to inform the creation of computationally-augmented performance environments. These platforms serve as investigations in the construction of fresh modes of cultural knowledge and the critical study of media arts and techno-science. Navab’s research fosters a new collaborative ethos that centers playful sense-making with excitable indeterminacies.
Adventures With Excitable Matter : From Music to Surgery
In this talk, Navid shares their post-Schizophonic adventures of co-creating with computational dynamics of matter. In the process, Navid will media-archeologically move past the military-cybernetic complex to revisit some notions such as computation, information, and liveliness. From cutting-edge applications in non-invasive surgical interventions to living architectures and the movement arts, Navid will demonstrate how this open design ethos has expansively lent itself to surprising advancements in both the arts and sciences.