During the summer of 2016, the artists at the 34th Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul will explore phenomena concerned with mobility, its societal consequences and the imagination that motivates it.
Whether one moves oneself or not, mobility occupies a significant place in our everyday life. Throughout the 20th century, our societies have been marked by the evolution of transport and communication systems, as well as by the development of infrastructures and networks that have made these changes possible. The advent of new technologies, the evermore-rapid circulation of information and communication networking, today contributes to a feeling of widespread mobility.
Here it will be a matter of examining the movements of people, objects and information, the infrastructures and networks that assure its fluidity and the imagination motivating this effervescence. As well, resistance to this mobility is an opposing view that could be explored. At the dawn of modernity, speed and movement fascinated the Italian Futurists; now, with the beginning of the third industrial revolution based on fluidity, how do today’s artists view this phenomenon, its motivations and its consequences.
This edition of the Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul is part of a series dealing with the changes linked to the development of technology that began in 2015 with Whispers of Everyday Life.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (MACBSP) is the organization appointed to manage the event called Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul.
Here are some examples of areas to explore concerning the matter of mobility:
- Objects in movement and the cinematic
- Figures of the wanderer, the tourist or the immigrant
- The journey, the adventure, the route
- Vehicles and infrastructure or transportation systems
- The economy, commercial exchange and the movement of merchandise
- Communication, the circulation of images or information and networks
- Borders, boundaries and obstacles
- Shelter, haven and home base
- Any other concern linked to matters of mobility