Marie Le Sourd (BE)

Innovative Leadership: International Mobility & Artistic Development

Marie Le Sourd er generalsekretær i det internationale netværk On the Move, som arbejder for at lette mobiliteten inden for kunst og kultur på tværs af grænser og bidrage til opbygningen af et fælles levende europæisk kulturelt rum, der er stærkt forbundet med resten af verden. Marie Le Sourd vil til dette arrangement dele ud af sine erfaringer efter mange års arbejde i netværket.

Going from A to B.
Going from A to B and diversifying the points B.
Bringing back the B inspiration to A.
Being forced to leave A.
Being un-authorised to leave A.
Being un-authorised to go back to A.
Being green and choosing to leave A in a slow path… or not to leave.

If artists and cultural professionals’ mobility should be “an integral part of the regular work life of artists and other cultural professionals”*, there is a multitude of situations faced and/or imposed to artists and cultural professionals while being or willing to be mobile. This impacts the types of art works created in different contexts which are not always their chosen destination. This also creates a form of tension between two worlds, the one that can choose and the one where decisions are imposed by political, economic, social and environmental reasons.
Through the experience of On the Move for the past 6 years, Marie Le Sourd will share mobilities’ stories and the impacts they can have on aesthetics and moreover shifts in perceptions.

* in Mobility matters (report, 2008)

About Marie Le Sourd (BE)
Marie Le Sourd holds a Diploma of Political Sciences from the University of Grenoble (including one year at the University of Leipzig, Germany) as well as a Master of Law on International Cultural Exchange and Relations from the University of Lyon. From 1999 to 2006 she was in charge of programme in the Cultural Exchange Department of the Asia-Europe Foundation based in Singapore (ASEF), particularly in the fields of young artists’ exchange, development of cultural policies and networks of cultural professionals. In September 2006 she joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working as the director of the French Cultural Centre in Yogyakarta (Indonesia). From January 2012, Marie has been the Secretary General of On the Move, ensuring the daily management of the organisation and the implementation of OTM’s strategic plan. On the Move (OTM) aims to facilitate cross-border mobility in the arts and culture sector, contributing to the building of a vibrant European shared cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. Born as a website, it has evolved into a dynamic network which now includes more than 48 member organisations in Europe and internationally.

About The Innovative Leadership Network (ILN)

Artists as leaders of change”

ILN is a Nordic cross-disciplinary platform working towards enabling artists to become leaders, developing innovative methods for artistic research activities, as well as developing new ideas in relation to rethinking institutions, increasing audience engagement, investigating new presentation formats, tackling political & societal issues or working on sustainable practices… in order to challenge status quo.

The platform proposes fruitful exchanges between Nordic & European artists, researchers and creative workers from the performing arts field through networking events, lectures & thematic workshops, and open seminars that will take place in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway from April 2018 to October 2020. Regular online publications will feed the reflection and build cross-sectoral knowledge.

INL is one strand of an ambitious Artist’s Research Lab and Residency Programme developed by Dansehallerne and its partners.

Partner: IRO-International Resource Office, Trans Europe Halles

Venue: Den Frie, Oslo Plads 1, 2100 KBH Ø

Varighed: 3 hours

Hvornår/ 9:30 AM

Hvor / Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Oslo Plads 1, København

Free entrance