About Salon Ludique.

Le Salon Ludique is a not-for profit event series, designed to initiate and sustain a critical dialogue centered on experimental practices across artistic disciplines. Running bi-monthly, Salon Ludique will feature 3 to 4 works by both emerging and established creative practitioners in a salon style format. Each artist will showcase their work, and give a 10 to 15 minute talk about their practice. In order to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue, Salon Ludique will showcase works in digital games, new media art, electronic art, performance, and more. Each articulation of the event will feature new configurations of art, games and performance, curated through thematic and discursive connections between the works.

It is our hope that Salon Ludique will facilitate a critical dialogue between artists from across disciplines, understanding that experimentation is a practice rather than a genre; that art is our playground and in spite of our inhabiting of various, and often separate, art worlds, that all creative practitioners play and experiment.

Curatorial Vision.

The curators of Salon Ludique believe in creating open and accessible opportunities for creative practitioners to show their work. In light of this, works for each event will be chosen by curators through a two fold process; either by inviting artists to come showcase their work, or by selecting works from our ongoing open call for submissions. Our focus will be primarily local, however, we are also looking to bring other works (both nationally and internationally) to Montreal as well.

Artists' Fees and Fiscal Transparency

Currently, Salon Ludique is being funded by the TAG research centre. We have a limited budget, which is dedicated to paying for artist travel, promotion and equipment rentals. However, we are committed to paying all artists who participate a fee for their work. In order to provide artists will a nomimal fee for their participation, Salon Ludique is asking each visitor for a $5 donation, half of which will cover the costs of the venue, the other half being split among all of the participating artists from that evening. We believe that all artists should be paid for their contributions and this model ensures that all of the revenue generated from these events goes directly to the artists.

About the Venue

Espace Fibre 
2665, rue Augustin-Cantin, 2nd Floor
Montreal (QC) H3K 3L12

 

Located in the Montreal neighbourhood of Point St. Charles, Espace Fibre is a multi use art facility. Largely dedicated to fibre based and textile arts, Espace Fibre also features a woodshop, fabric dying facilities and a 3000 sq. ft gallery space (Gallerie Valerie). Espace Fibre and it’s resources are available to rent, for more information contact Valerie Walker.

We are very excited to be partnering with Espace Fibre to present Salon Ludique, and are grateful to owner Valerie Walker for her support.

SAFE SPACE POLICY 

The Salon Ludique organizers are dedicated to fostering a safe-space environment at all events: this means creating a space where all people, of any orientation, gender identity, and race, are respected and accepted. Harassment is not tolerated.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments -- related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, language, or otherwise -- sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Salon Ludique organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from our events. No refunds will be offered in the case of expulsion from a paid event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer. Organizers or volunteers will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the events. We value your attendance.

[salonludique@gmail.com]
[Local law enforcement] [Emergency] 911 [local] 514 393 1133
[Local sexual assault hot line] 514 398-8500 sacomss.org
[Local emergency and non-emergency medical] 911
[Local taxi company] Taxi Diamond 514 273-6331

Attendance at Salon Ludique events implies that the participants agree to, and will abide by, these rules.

Note for safe/anonymous reports of harassment

We believe people should feel safe in reporting issues of harassment. If for whatever reason you choose not to report an incident during an event, you can always contact the organizers afterwards using the email below. Your privacy is of utmost importance and will be protected when contacting us.

We can be reached at: salonludique@gmail.com

ABOUT THE SALON LUDIQUE ORGANIZERS. 

Le Salon Ludique is organized by a collective of doctoral students and researchers from the Technoculture, Art and Gaming Research Centre at Concordia University.  Coming from a variety of backgrounds, each member of the group has a vested interested in interdisciplinarity as a component of their scholarship.  

Salon Ludique was founded by Skot Deeming, Carolyn Jong, and Saleem Dabbous.
Current members: Skot Deeming, Carolyn Jong, Kalervo Sinervo, Sylvain Payen and Ida Toft. 

  Salon Ludique is supported by the Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre, The Hexagram Centre for Research Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, and Grand (Graphics, Animation and New Media). 

 
Salon Ludique is supported by the Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre, The Hexagram Centre for Research Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, and Grand (Graphics, Animation and New Media).