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These bodies of waters
that we are

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Sound and Space research, Resound Kefalonia, 2018.

These bodies of waters that we are
Sound and Space Research | Sandra Volny & Simon Bélair

Sunday, June 19, 2022, from 11am to 12:30pm

Free access within the limits of available places
In person, at L'Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park

Not only are we a part of nature but nature creates us and runs through

all parts of us: the truth is that we are nature and not something separate.

– Edward Neal



Sound and Space Research presents These bodies of waters that we are, a collective river listening experience in collaboration with the exhibition Confluences. River rights / rites de rivière at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art. Join us for a sonic dérive through Île-de-la-Visitation along the banks of the Skowanoti/Rivière des Prairies. Drawing from practices of Nèijīng nature-based medicine and hydrophonic experiments, we will listen and reflect on the resonances between the waters of the Skowanoti and the waterways that circulate in our bodies. 

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Sandra Volny

Sandra Volny is an artist, researcher and teacher interested in sound and the perception of sound spaces. At the center of her research is the key concept of "the survival of sound spaces" which she explores in its material, sensory and social constellations. Her projects take shape in recordings, videos, installations, narratives, testimonies, situations, workshops and interdisciplinary research groups gathered on the Sound and Space Research platform. She is currently artist-in-residence at the Darling Foundry as well as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Université de Montréal and at the School of Visual and Media Arts of the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has exhibited in Canada and Europe, including at the Dazibao Gallery, the Clark Centre, FOFA, CEUM, the Darling Foundry, Galerie Michel Journiac, the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, and Raumlabor 267- Braunschweig.


Simon Bélair

Simon Bélair has been involved in the practice, research and teaching of Chinese medicine for over 20 years. His growing interest in the history of medicine and the natural sciences led him to study the ancient medical texts of the Neijing with Edward Neal, allowing him to nourish both his clinical practice and his research on the correspondences between humans and nature from an organizational and functional perspective. Simon is co-founder of the MAPP integrative medicine clinic and of the IFARI research platform based in Montreal, Munich and Barcelona. He is a teacher at the Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec (OAQ) and the Centre Ostéopathique du Québec (COQ).,


Sound And Space Research

The artistic research platform Sound and Space Research is based on interdisciplinary knowledge sharing. Sound and Space Research takes shape in research groups that explore sound and the perception of sound spaces in its social and environmental resonances. The research takes shape (not exclusively) in workshops, exhibitions and publications. The most recent Sound and Space Research groups have met in Chile, the United States, Canada and Greece in collaboration with visual and sound artists, environmental and social scientists, architects, designers, and choreographers.

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