Laboratory space brain

Laboratory space brain

Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Ann Veronica Janssens.
Left: MUKHA, 1997, artificial white mist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp.
Right: MA-i, 2000, artificial colored mist, dance festival, Tours.

February 24, 2012

Laboratory space brain

11 rue Docteur Dolard
69100 Villeurbanne, France

Initiated by the artist Ann Veronica Janssens and Nathalie Ergino, director of the Institut d’art contemporain, this project proposes to work in the field of artistic experimentation and explore the practical and theoretical research enabling us to link space and the brain.

This interdisciplinary laboratory brings together the reflections and experiments of artists with also of scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, art historians and theoreticians, thus providing as much coverage by neuroscience, physics and astrophysics as by hypnosis, telepathy and shamanism…

Laboratory space brain develops in situ and ex situ in stages or ‘stations’. Each station has a theme and proceeds as follows:
— a study day attended by the Laboratory participants and the specialists concerned,
— a lecture by a researcher (scientist, art historian, anthropologist, etc.)
work for study, one or more works or an exhibition display with features that enhance reflection by the Laboratory space brain,
relevant documentation assembled in a container resembling a design office.

Ann Veronica Janssens, artist
Nathalie Ergino, director, IAC

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
Jean-Louis Poitevin has a doctorate in philosophy and is a writer and art critic
Pascal Rousseau, art historian and curator, professor at the University Paris-1-Panthéon-Sorbonne

Spatialisation / des~orientations
Wednesday 29 February 2012, at 7.30 pm
ex situ – Centre Pompidou-Metz

Hélène Guenin
Head of Exhibition Programming at Centre Pompidou-Metz. Curator with Guillaume Désanges of the exhibition Erre. Variations labyrinthiques.
Alain Berthoz
Engineer, psychologist, neurophysiologist, emeritus professor at the Collège de France where he was head of the CNRS-Collège de France physiology of perception and action laboratory.
Michel Lussault
Geographer, professor at Université de Lyon (Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines) and member of CNRS 5600 joint research unit on ‘Environment, city, society.’

Alain Berthoz
The brain and the labyrinth or how Theseus could have escaped without Ariadne’s thread
Michel Lussault
Spatiality, ‘art of existence’?

Work for study
Exhibition Erre. Variations labyrinthiques, from 12 September 2011 to 5 March 2012
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Curators: Hélène Guenin and Guillaume Désanges

December–February 2012
The Curtain of Dreams. Hypnagogic Visions

Designer of station 7
Yann Chateigné, art critic, exhibition curator and head of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD (Haute école d’art et de design), Geneva

Study day
Thursday 16 February 2012 (from 1.30 pm to 5 pm)

Joachim Koester, artist
Pacôme Thiellement, essayist and writer
Greg Davis, composer and musician

Des images entoptiques
Loaded abstractions
Discussion between Joachim Koester and Yann Chateigné
25 minutes dans la salle d’attente du monde des rêves
Lecture by Pacôme Thiellement
Préparation au sommeil
Presentation by Arnauld Pierre of Nicolas Schöffer’s lumino-kinetic work

Thursday 16 February 2012 at 7 pm
IAC Auditorium – Free entry
Greg Davis, Full Spectrum (part 7)
Concert, first European performance

Work for study: Joachim Koester, Henri Michaux, Greg Davis

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