The RESCAM inter-university Creation, Arts and Media Network of doctoral schools is governed by an agreement between 18 French universities.
Gretchen Schiller, co-director of the RESCAM Network, Gretchen.Schiller@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
Christophe Genin, co-director of the RESCAM Network, Christophe.Genin@univ-paris1.fr
The administrative management of the RESCAM network is ensured by the team of the Federative Research Structure Creation of the Université Grenoble Alpes at the MaCI.
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Christophe Genin is a Professor at the Sorbonne Art School of the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where he teaches philosophy of art and culture. He directed during 4 years the doctoral school of Plastic Arts, Aesthetics and Art Sciences, and is currently in charge of the social sciences and humanities doctoral programme. He co-directs the program in Aesthetics, Arts, Cultures, and the Master in Cultural Studies.
His research focuses on “refractory identities” as they can be exposed in works of noble or popular art, or in cultural practices. His researches question, from a hermeneutical and critical point of view, the relationship between reflexivity and alterity, representations and established discourses, all of the effects of authority and the various processes of recognition with regard to the media and the material conditions of production and dissemination. It extends into an anthropological perspective, questioning the effects induced by the meeting of cultures. His work focuses on urban art, kitsch, female art, multimedia, interculturality and secularism. He is currently supervising ten PhD theses.
Choreographer and Professor in (UMR) Litt & Arts, Gretchen Schiller is responsible for the Performing Arts program of the Master in Artistic Creation at the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA). She is director of the Federative Research Structure Creation within Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation. She is also the principal investigator of the Performance Laboratory, an IDEX project bringing together academics from the disciplines of geography, performing arts and computer science. Graduate with an M.A. in choreography from UCLA (USA), she studied videodance in the Visual Arts department of MIT in Cambridge (USA), before beginning her PhD in the Science Technology and Art Research program at the University of Plymouth (UK). Her choreographic research addresses the theoretical and practical issues of gesture migration, geo-gestures, as well as the body’s memory of both the dancers and the audience. Her scientific production takes the form of videodance, interactive staging and writings.