SPACE BRAIN LABORATORY at Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes
SPACE BRAIN LABORATORY / STATION 3
Initiated by IAC director Nathalie Ergino and Ann Veronica Janssens, artist, the Brain Space Laboratory aims to use artistic experiments to look into the practical and theoretical links between space and the brain. This interdisciplinary laboratory brings together the ideas and experimental work of artists and scientists – physicists, neuroscientists, anthropologists – as well as of art theorists and historians.
- FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2010 : STATION 3 'TOWARDS CHANGED STATES OF AWARENESS'
The first study day in June 2009, marking the launching of the laboratory, was devoted to the exploration of phenomenological experiments from the 1950s to the 1970s. After Station 2, focused on notions of spatialisation and astrophysics, Station 3 is centred on spatial relations characterised by changed states of awareness (hypnosis, telepathy, trances, shamanism) and aims at appraising the impact of these practices on creative work, with all their underlying subversive force.
A STUDY DAY
Elisa Brune, Writer (novelist and essayist) and science journalist.
Denis Cerclet, Anthropologist, lecturer at Université Lumière Lyon 2.
Arnauld Pierre, Art historian, professor at Université Paris IV-Sorbonne.
Pascal Pique, Director of the Frac Midi-Pyrénées, he organized the exhibition NeoFutur in 2008.
Jean-Louis Poitevin, Doctor in philosophy, writer and art critic.
Marion Laval-Jeantet, Artist (Art Orienté Objet with Benoît Mangin), ethnologist and psychotherapist.
Pascal Rousseau, Art historian at Université François Rabelais, Tours and curator.
Thibault de Montalembert, Actor and professor of theater.
PERFORMANCE BY MATT MULLICAN AT 7 P.M.
On the occasion of his exhibition at the IAC and within the framework of the Laboratory, Matt Mullican is putting on a performance event at the IAC at 7 p.m. on Friday 18 June 2010. He has used hypnosis as a tool in his performance art since the 1970s.