June 26, 2016 - Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes - space brain Laboratory
June 26, 2016

Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Paul Sharits, Frozen Film Frame, n.d. (detail). Courtesy of Archiv Marzona, Berlin and Greene Naftali, New York. © Nils Klinger.

space brain Laboratory
Review Gianni Colombo & Paul Sharits: preparing for station (1)0
June 24–August 14, 2016

Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes
11 rue Docteur Dolard
69100 Villeurbanne

T +33 4 78 03 47 00
F +33 4 78 03 47 09

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Since its creation in 2009, the space brain Laboratory, initiated by Ann Veronica Janssens and Nathalie Ergino, Director of the Institut d’art contemporain, starting from the field of art experimentation, has questioned practical and theoretical research that allows the creation of links between space, time, body and brain.

Interdisciplinary in nature, this project brings together thinking and experiences from artists and researchers in the humanities and physical sciences (anthropologists, astrophysicists, art historians, neurophysiologists), covering progress in neurosciences and astrophysics along with current practises in hypnosis and shamanism.

Beginning with station 1(0), the space brain Laboratory proposes to base itself on a perception that is “extended," taking into account the interrelationships between man and his environment, his relationship with the earth and the cosmos. With regard to a civilisation that induces the growing compartmentalisation of the human being, within a notion that remains nonetheless dualist, the laboratory intends to explore recent research in the fields of astrophysics, astrobiology, anthropology... crossing them with that of artists, today questioning notions of the man-world, of the body extended to the scale of the universe. From perception to fusion, from immersion to osmosis.

Ann Veronica Janssens, artist & Nathalie Ergino, director of the Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

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

More information
All the lectures, study days, updated references and other documents can be downloaded from the site devoted to the Laboratory


Autumn exhibitions at Institut d'art contemporain

September 16–November 6, 2016
space brain Laboratory, station (1)0
Jason Dodge
Behind this machine
anyone with a mind
who cares can enter.

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