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. Drug acts on perception in order to modify it, or to shift it. It provokes a “perceptual change of scenery”, and allow a renewal in the relation to the world: thus, the body becomes thought, and the thought get a body.

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Carsten Höller, Amanite fluorescente, 2004.
2 colours silkscreen on Velin d’Arches paper, 112 x 99 cm, edition 1/8.
Courtesy Air de Paris. © photo DR

Study day / Round-table discussion

Round-table discussion with Jean-Pol Tassin, neurobiologist, addiction specialist ; Denis Cerclet, anthropologist and lecturer at Université Lyon II ; Arnauld Pierre, critic and art historian, professor at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) ; Nathalie Ergino, director of Institut d’Art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes ; Ann Veronica Janssens, artist ; Jean-Louis Poitevin, philosopher ; Miguel Egaña, artist.

Lecture

Jean-Pol Tassin, “Comment certains psychotropes modifient nos perceptions et/ou nous rendent dépendants” [how some psychotropics modify our perception and/our make us addicted]

 

 

Participants

Ariane De Courcel
chair of the Association des amis de la Maison rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
Miguel Egaña
artist, writer, professor of visual arts at Université Paris I
É
lisa Brune
writer (novelist, 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
doctor in philsophy, writer and art critic

Guest

Jean-Pol Tassin
neurobiologist, research director at INSERM, addiction specialist, he supervises a group on physiopathology of dependence and relapse at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI 

Work under study

Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes, exhibition from February 15 to May 19, 2013 at La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
Curator : Antoine Perpère
http://www.lamaisonrouge.org

Study day

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

Lecture

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

Jean-Pol Tassin “Comment certains psychotropes modifient nos perceptions et/ou nous rendent dépendants” [how some psychotropics modify our perception and/our make us addicted]