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Yann Chateigné: By repetition, you start noticing details in the landscape

Photo: Johann Besse

Photo: Johann Besse

Thu, Jan 31, 2019
6–7:30 pm
(free and open to the public)

Photo documentation

Yann Chateigné presents By repetition, you start noticing details in the landscape, a collaborative multi-disciplinary project that explores the intersections among nature, technology and community. The first installment, comprised of an exhibition, series of concerts and a publication, will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 2019. By establishing connections between 1960s counterculture experiments in the San Francisco Bay Area, early European avant-gardes and contemporary Swiss artists and musicians, this collective research, led by Chateigné along with a group of individuals based in Geneva, highlights Terry Riley’s body of work and widespread influence. 

Using By repetition as a launching point, Chateigné’s talk at the CRB will address wider methodological and theoretical questions related to curating psychedelia and collective research. What kind of curatorial shifts and new genealogies are possible with cooperative and interdisciplinary approaches to writing a history of the neo avant-gardes? What are the aesthetic and political implications of the renewed interest in mind-altering technologies and alternative representational strategies of psychedelic experiences? How can curating psychedelia lead to experiments in time and space in exhibition making, to specific ways of mapping, to sharing and embodying knowledge within curatorial thinking, or even to a new form of psychedelic curating? 

This event is organized in partnership with swissnex San Francisco, with support from Pro Helvetia.

By repetition, you start noticing details in the landscape will be on view at Le Commun exhibition space, l’Alhambra concert hall and Le Galpon theater in Geneva, from December 2019 to January 2020 with the support of the City of Geneva.

Call + Response is an open invitation to cultural producers in fields of design, architecture, humanities, civic affairs, urban planning, and more who want to connect with Curatorial Research Bureau to insert their ideas into the public realm for dialogue. The format speaks to a long history of democratic participation, projecting thoughts and ideas in public gatherings where speaking and listening—call and response—are equally valued as essential parts of public discourse.

Earlier Event: January 8
Blueprint for Counter Education 
Later Event: February 5
Laurel Doody Library Supply