In the dialogic workshop with the artworks, participants will creatively explore the exhibition, Sebastien Aubin: no brighter in the middle, through the dialogic method elaborated by Professor Cornett. In the dialogic workshop with the artist, participants will meet with both Prof. Cornett and Sébastien Aubin, and will use their writings from the initial workshop as a basis to talk to the artist about his creative vision and artistic development.
About Professor Cornett
Professor Norman Cornett is a specialist in theology and culture, particularly theology and the arts. He has published in numerous Canadian and American magazines as well as being a guest professor in many North American and European universities. During his career, he has built a ‘dialogical’ approach, which has become a research topic in Canadian, American, French and German universities. He has published about Lionel Groulx, his PhD thesis subject. Professor Cornett’s translations have been featured in reference literary journals such as Canadian Literature, Windsor Review, Rampike, Literary Review of Canada, FreeFall & ARC. He is the main translator of Naim Kattan’s novel Farida. He directs jazz ‘dialogic’ workshops with composers and musicians such as Branford Marsalis, Beverly Shaffer, Vijay Iyer, Tord Gustavsen, David Murray, Joelle Leandre, Toots Thielemans, Jane Bunnett, Co Hoedeman, David Amram and Antibalas, among others. He also proposes artistic ‘dialogic’ wokshops with artists such as Michel Goulet, Peter Greenaway, Dominique Blain, Martine Chartrand, Gabor Szilasi, Frederic Back, John Oswald, John Greer, Eruoma Awashish, Melvin Charney and Ethan Hawke, among others. His approach has also been the subject of a documentary, Professor Norman Cornett, directed by Alanis Obomsawin, one of Canada’s most distinguished filmmakers.
For more information about Professor Cornett and the Centre for Dialogic Education, visit the website: www.cdedec.com.