I rarely work in English these days. Since I left Goddard College in 2008, I have mostly written and worked in French.
I now have an integrated creative and research practice: I write on issues relating to the artistic experience, and especially art practice as a performative epistemology. Lately, I have become increasingly interested in defining the ontology of the artistic space and of our interiority. My current creative practice is mostly music composition and writing.
I have a Bachelor degree in Music (B. Mus.), an Individualized MA on the nature of interdisciplinarity in the arts, an M.F.A. in Studio Arts (Open Media) and a Ph. D. on the creative process.
From 1991 to 2008, I was a faculty member at Goddard College, Vermont – a very alternative, progressive institution. That long and precious experience in one of the most exciting and inspiring institution of higher learning in North America has shaped my radical practice as an educator and a thinker. There, I was able to create the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, one of the very first (and still very few) completely interdisciplinary and individualized MFA programs – and remained its director for 11 years.
I am now full professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski. I teach the study of practice, and I give methodology seminars for qualitative, 1st person research such as autoethnography, reflective study of practice and existential research. I am the founder and coordinator of a new programme court de 2e cycle en étude de la pratique artistique.
I have uploaded a few articles in English in the section « Essais / Essays« .
Ping : Conscient Podcast: é60 boutet – à la recherche d’un esprit collectif – The CSPA