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. The works presented for the exhibition have in common to destabilize and to confuse the viewer, in order to release him from a simple, passive experience and to make him an actor of the artwork he is facing.

Work under study

Erre, variations labyrinthiques curated by Hélène Guenin and Guillaume Désanges

Participants

Hélène Guenin
head of the exhibition program at Centre Pompidou-Metz, curator with Guillaume Désanges of the exhibition Erre, variations labyrinthiques
Él
isa 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

Guests

Alain Berthoz
engineer, psychologist, neurophysiologist, professor emeritius at 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 (École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines) and member of CNRS 5600 joint research unit on ‘Environment, city, society’.

Work under study

Erre, variations labyrinthiques, exhibition from September 12, 2011 to March 5, 2012
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Curators : Hélène Guenin and Guillaume Désanges

Study day

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Auditorium Wendel, Centre Pompidou-Metz

Audio recordings of the study day (French - mp3):

Lectures / Talk

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Auditorium Wendel

Michel Lussault - “La spatialité, un ‘art de
l’existence’?” [Spatiality, ‘art of existence’?]

Alain Berthoz - “Le cerveau et le labyrinthe, ou comment Thésée aurait pu sortir sans fil d’Ariane” [the brain and the labyrinth or how Theseus could have escaped without Ariadne’s thread]