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Round table – Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance?
ISEA 2023

Centre culturel canadien
May 18th, 2023 19:00 - 21:30

Retornar, Santiago Tamayo Soler, 2021, video HD 20 min, video excerpt of the first encounter with the mysterious Orb

From May 16 to 20, 2023, the Canadian Cultural Centre is participating to the 28th edition of the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) co-organised by Le Cube Garges and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. On May 18 at 7pm, join us for our round table Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance? which will look at current practices in the very vibrant area where experimental games meet related art practices.

Can we talk about symbiosis between art and experimental games? Where are the tensions, and are they productive? Similarly, what is the relationship between experimental games practices and the broader games industry? Experimental games seek to resist the hegemony of the huge international digital games industry by presenting a profusion of local, personal and community-based alternatives that stretch the game form expressively and critically. They therefore also illustrate the larger theme of tensions between “creative industries” and artistic practices.

  • The evening will be introduced by Lynn Hughes, Artist, independent curator and Emeritus Professor at Concordia University (Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Nathalie Bachand, Independent curator and artistic co-director at Sporobole, Contemporary Art Centre (Ndakina/Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada), co-curator of Jeu_Art_Game / Intangible In-Between, will talk about that exhibition, which included four works shown here at the Canadian Cultural Centre.  
  • French artists Nicolas Maigret from the collective Disnovation.org and Tatiana Vilela Dos Santos will talk about their own practices and how they see relations between art and games, on the one hand, and experimental and more commercial games, on the other.


Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance? a partner event of ISEA2023, 28th International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA2023 is a major event on the global electronic art scene, which will take place in Paris from May 16 to 21 May at the Forum des images, as well as through an artistic programme spread over 80 partner cultural venues throughout France. Further info.

A partner event of ISEA2023, 28th International Symposium on Digital Creation. The collection Disnovation.org’s project has received funding from the MASC-RISE programme under grant agreement No. 101007915.


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