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The Conscious Body IV

Saturday, June 20, 2015
2:00 p.m

La Briqueterie
17 rue Robert Degert
94407 Vitry-sur-Seine cedex

Metro: — direction Villejuif - stop Villejuif Léo Lagrange - exit rue Henri Barbusse (line 7)
— direction Mairie d’Ivry : last stop (line 7)


From the 19th century on, consciousness theories leaned towards the idea that psychological phenomena (perceptions, emotions, wishes) come under motricity. Thus perception not only requires a great number of conscious (going aournd the object) or unconscious movements (eye saccades, electric circulation in neurons), but has to be included itself as a driving activity through which we enter the world. Extending this intuition, the sensorimotor theory (cognitive sciences), but also 20th-century body philosophies (Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Foucault) attempted to question this relation between conscience and movement, which contemporary dance practices are seizing more than ever.


On the occasion of this encounter The Conscious Body [TCB] IV, fifteen participants were invited, from humanities and arts, to gather during six days and experiment this relation conscience/movement. TCB aims at creating a frame in which scientists, theoreticians of movement or art and practitioners, to creathe artistic and experimental devices to be experienced from the inside by the Briqueterie’s audience.


On Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 pm, TCB opens its doors to the public so that it can take part, not as an outside look but an active subject, to experimentations conceived by the group during the residence. This event wants to allow the public to live the creation process of these sensorimotor experiments from the inside.


Registration recommended at 01 46 86 17 61
or reservation@alabriqueterie.com

Photo credit: ©Luc Boegly

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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