ESBAN research programs are developed with professional and academic partners in two scientific areas:
- Spatialities: students, researchers, and artists engage in reflection and experimentation about different contemporary spatialities that emerge in our daily lives and in various artistic practices, and learn how to transform, act upon, and produce new spatialities.
- Experimental Forms of Writing: students engage in reflection and experimentation about different artistic forms at the crossroads of writing, cinema, video art, and performance—forms of writing that shift the limits of these mediums while contributing to examining their specificities.
Our Seminars: Spaces for Research
The contents of our different seminars stem from the specific areas of research. They are led by one or more professors, artists, and/or art critics in the research group. Various other speakers who are considered as co-researchers strengthen the collaborative aspect of this research. This approach is put into practice as much within the ESBAN itself as in association with outside partners.
- The seminar Experimenting with and Thinking about Spatiality explores and experiments with the ways in which space is questioned, shaped, produced, and redefined by artists, in a variety of artistic practices that involve space.
- The seminar La flamme et le papillon (The Flame and the Butterfly) questions, challenges, and experiments with artistic and theoretical forms at the crossroads of writing, cinema, video art, and performance.