MJ Thompson


MJ Thompson is a writer and teacher working on dance, performance, and visual art. Based in the department of Art Education at Concordia MJ’s experience is in interdisciplinary studies and practices.


Inspired by The Shore Line, I had my students develop a “miniature” media work in the form of a podcast. I invited Liz to give a guest lecture on “Techniques and Poetics of the Podcast”.

This was the assignment: “Create a 4-minute pod- or video-cast that presents one aspect, characteristic, activity or issue bound to the Montreal shoreline as you know it. Here, place figures hugely: be thinking about historical depth and contemporary practices. Cultivate the local. Lived experience, first-hand knowledge, direct contact, ethnographies or oral histories should figure prominently as methodology in this assignment.”


McKay, Katie and Simmonds, Veronica. “Body of Water.” http://bodyofwater.ca

Makagon, Daniel and Neumann, Mark. “Sonic Compositions.” In Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience. Sage Research Methods, 2009; pp 25-53.