Joel Mason

about the author

Joel Mason is a writer, sound artist, and playmaker. He writes on arts-based research and social theories of whiteness and blackness; he creates interactive dramatic events involving circus, affect, whiteness, blackness, improvisation, sociality, music, and the political deployments of human voices. He is a research assistant at the SenseLab in Montréal, a philosophical movement laboratory founded by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi, and also a member of Berlin composer Sandeep Bhagwati’s Matralab (at the intersection of new music, technology, and the body). In 2014, he wrote “The (Un)choreography of Dance Politics: An Experimental Social Poesis” with Anique Vered for Inflexions, a journal for research creation. He is currently co-editing the next issue of Inflexions. He is in his second year of PhD studies at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University in Montréal.


info & contact


Senselab, Concordia University, Montréal, CA


joelelliotmason [AT]


The Struggle Hears and Plays All That We Forget Is Still Happening
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: capture, cello, guitar, live electronics, politics