CLUSTER 6 – Texturologies: Experimental Skateboarding

This cluster brings together artists, researchers and skateboarders to think about new forms of knowledge emerging from digital art and skateboarding. Inspired by Max Boutin‘s research interests based on the concept of “texturology”, this module interrogates our perception of urban space through the sensoriality of skateboarding. It aims to explore sound, image and vibrations to create real-time experiments where skateboarding becomes a performative artistic act.



Max Boutin is a multidisciplinary artist-researcher-skater developing the concept of texturology. His artistic practice materializes through video, sculptural, photographic and sound installations. It is inspired by skateboarding, animating a need to transpose the sensory experience of a vertigo : the one we seek. He is pursuing a PhD in art studies and practices at UQÀM (Université du Québec À Montréal). His research is supported by the Hexagram network and the Fonds de recherche du Québec, société et culture (FRQSC). His work was presented at the Agora Hydro-Québec and in the festivals Mutek (Montreal), Ars Electronica (Austria), Nova (Romania).

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