Matter and metabolism
For Station 14, the space brain Laboratory proposes an exploration at the heart of matter, in light of current research being done in physics, biology, chemistry and geology. It is a question of collectively questioning the processes at play. Can one speak of organic or synthetic matter? Inert or living? Autonomous or “parasitic”? Extended to the field of molecular flows, current research dealing with the multiplicity of states of matter and processes of continuity and stability of forms in evolution composes a world of unlimited organizational potential. With regard to emerging and confirmed artistic practices, matter with its metabolisms becomes a paradigm for acknowledging the porosity between beings in the cosmos and thus for considering ways of creating a consistent world.
Works on study
Isabelle Andriessen, Plastic Coma (sweat), 2017 (Détail)
© Isabelle Andriessen
Hicham Berrada, Masse et martyr, 2017
Courtesy de l'artiste et de la galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris/London
© Photographie : Catherine Brossais - CDVO
Nina Canell, Gum Shelf, 2017
Putty and steel
Courtesy galleries Barbara Wien and Daniel Marzona, Berlin. (c) Nina Canell, Adagp Paris, 2017
© Photograph: André Morin
Pierre Huyghe, After ALife Ahead, 2017
Installation at Skulptur Projekte Munster Pierre Huyghe, After ALife Ahead, 2017
Ice rink, concrete, logic game; Sand, clay, groundwater; Bacteria, algae, bees, chimeric peacock; Aquarium, black glass blackout ordered, Conus textile; Incubator, human cancer cells; Genetic algorithm; Augmented reality, automated ceiling structure, rain.
Slope, concrete, logic game; Sand, clay, groundwater; Bacteria, algae, bees, chimeric peacock; Aquarium, black glass blackout ordered, Conus textile; Incubator, human cancer cells; Genetic algorithm; Augmented reality, automated ceiling structure, rain.
Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London; Esther Schipper, Berlin; and Chantal Crousel, Paris Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London; Esther Schipper, Berlin; and Chantal Crousel, Paris
© Photograph: Ola Rindal
Anicka Yi, Force Majeure, 2017 (detail)
Plexiglas, aluminum, agar, bacteria, refrigeration system, LED, glass, epoxy resin, stainless steel, light bulbs, alarm clocks, silicone, and fabric flowers
© Anicka Yi
Talk with Hélène Meisel
À propos de l’exposition Crash Test, la révolution moléculaire
Director of MoCo - La Panacée, Montpellier, curator and writer
Corps du fluide et fluide du corps
Research Director at the CNRS, HDR, condensed matter physics laboratory
Pierre Huyghe, After ALife Ahead
Art Critic, independent Curator and doctoral student affiliated with the Instiut ACTE (Art, Creation, Theories and Aesthetics – CNRS/ Université Paris 1)
Matières à l’oeuvre, matières exposées depuis les années 1980
Doctor in art history, in charge of research and exhibition at centre Pompidou-Metz
Moderation Hélène Meisel
Works under study
Isabelle Andriessen, Hicham Berrada, Nina Canell, Pierre Huyghe, Anicka Yi.
We do not have the visuals presented on this page. All rights belong to their owner(s).
On a proposal from Hélène Meisel and Nathalie Ergino.
Saturday, January 19th 2019, from 09:00 a.m to 13:00 p.m, at Institut d'art contemporain auditorium (Villeurbanne).
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Registration on our website
Synthesis of Station 14:
→ download the synthesis of Station 14, written by Alys Demeure (pdf - FR version)
Records of the study day:
→ Study day (part 1)
→ Study day (part 2)
→ Study day (part 3)
→ Study day (part 4)
→ Study day (part 5)
Antropologist, lecturer at Université Lumière Lyon 2
Biologist, research Director at the Laboratory for the reproduction and development of Plants at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, associate researcher at the Sainsbury laboratory, Cambridge (England), associate professor at the University of Kumamoto (Japan)
In charge of research and exhibition at centre Pompidou/Metz
Director of URDLA (International center estampe & book), psychoanalyst (member of the International Lacanian Association)
Art historian, professor at Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
Doctor of philosophy, writer and art critic
Scientist journalist at the RTBF (Journal parlé de Radio Une, Brussels)
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Honorary Dean of the Philosophy Department of the Université Lyon 3 (2000-2010), former Director of the Institute for Philosophical research of Lyon (2004-2011), President of the Gaston Bachelard International Association, Co-director of the International Center for Research on the Imaginary
And the artists Clarissa Baumann, Benjamin Blaquart, Alys Demeure, Célia Gondol, Jérôme Grivel, Héloïse Lauraire, Sandra Lorenzi, Théo Massoulier, Stéphanie Raimondi, Linda Sanchez, Vahan Soghomonian, Floryan Varennes, Mengzhi Zheng