Title

Osgoode's 2014-2015 Artist in Residence: Julie Lassonde

Presenter(s)

Julie Lassonde

Document Type

Video

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Artist in Residence Julie Lassonde’s discusses her Counterbalance installation art project. The project involves a seesaw made of steel and recycled wood, as well as a performance mixing movement, the manipulation of objects and a sound recording. The project explores the notion of balance and risk-taking in law and life. It encourages reflections on traditional legal topics such as the balance of probabilities as a standard of proof, but also on mental health and self-care issues within the law school setting. The artist’s intention is to turn the law school into a playground, shifting perspective from a conventional understanding of law as a discipline focused on writing to a more embodied appreciation of law as a process.

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