station (1)0 - 2016
Launching of the “towards a cosmomorphic world” programme

From stage 1(0) on, the Lab initiates a new cycle, widening the scope of its research field in such a way as to include the organic bonds that connect man with cosmos. Issues raised by the Anthropocena are indeed a strong incentive for man to acknowledge its relative position within the life chain. (...) 

Michel Blazy, Spirale, 1996.
Collection Frac Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur. Photo © Blaise Adilon.

Station 7 - 2011-2012
The curtains of dreams. Hypnagogic visions

Resulting from a discussion between Yann Chateigné and Joachim Koester, The curtain of dreams. Hypnagogic visions consists of a series of incursions in research devoted to ‘visual images’ – using Henri Michaux’s expression, from whom the title has been borrowed in part –, perceived by the spirit in a state of changed awareness. (…)

Station 4 - 2010
Flicker: from visual to perceptual

Starting from Brion Gysin’s Dreamachine, Station 4 focuses on art experiments conducted on the effects of stroboscopic light and their effects on neuronal perception.

Work under study : Brion Gysin, Dreamachine, 1961-1979.

Station 1 - 2009

From the late 1950s, many artists put into practice new approaches to the relationship with the viewer-visitor. From an egocentred posture, which conveyed their feeling in plastic terms, they moved on to propositions of the “allocentred” type, in which the perception of the world was then as it were given to be shared, following a process whereby the “self” and the other blended together, making room for the emergence of the experience per se. (...)

Station 9 - ex situ - 2013
Art under the influence and subversions, an expanded consciousness

For station 9, the space brain Laboratory is invited at La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, on the occasion of the exhibition Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes. This study day deals with the role of hallucinogenic substances on the work of artists, as for example Henri Michaux. (...)

Station 6 - 2011
How the brain invents what we perceive

En invitant notamment Israël Rosenfield, la Station 6 s’intéresse au fonctionnement du cerveau et à la connexion de l’individu au monde. Elle met en avant les phénomènes de construction du monde par le cerveau (...)

Work under study: Bernard Bazile, Brillances, 2011.

Station 3 - 2010
Towards changed states of awareness

After devoting Station 2 of the space brain Laboratory to the relations between perception and space, the Institut d’art contemporain invited Station 3 participants to share their theoretical proposals concerning the grasp of the real specific to modified states of awareness. (...)

Station 8 - ex situ - 2012
Spatialization / Dis~Orientations

In deciding to study the exhibition Erre, variations labyrinthiques at Centre Pompidou-Metz, the space brain Laboratory intends to extend its researches about a corporal – both tactile and motor – relation between the viewer and the artwork. (...)

Station 5 - 2011
The sense of space

Taking as its starting point the discussion between artist Ann Veronica Janssens and neurophysiologist Alain Berthoz, Station 5 looked into the role of space in cognitive processes and addressed the concepts of empathy, derealisation and perceptual thresholds. (...)

Work under study: Gianni Colombo, Spazio elastico, 1967.

Station 2 - 2010
Space at the intersection of astrophysics and neuroscience

Drawing on contributions by researchers in astrophysics and the cognitive sciences, Station 2 focused on our different representations of space, with special emphasis on the concepts of translation, transposition, relationship and movement. (...)

Work under study : Richard Venlet, Sans titre, 2001.