Monday, 27 December 2010

DAY ONE - TRANSFORMING IN TO PYSCHO'S TROPE

artist: Luz Broto as "The Visitor" 

transformed mutante









public hypnotised sending brainwaves deep 


                                               International Red and Neo Concrete Presence


 6 white panels brushed with Colour Palette guide by the voice of Allan Kaprov


Extract from a Boris Groys text:
An artistic installation, on the contrary, builds a community of spectators precisely because of the holistic, unifying character of the installation space. The true visitor to the art installation is not an isolated individual, but a collective of visitors. The art space as such can only be perceived by a mass of visitors—a multitude, if you like—with this multitude becoming part of the exhibition for each individual visitor, and vice versa.......

DAY ONE- OPENING NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIE PSYCHOTROPIC CHUPACRABAS















Connected to the thought :
More from Boris Groys
Now, the artistic installation does not circulate. Rather, it installs everything that usually circulates in our civilization: objects, texts, films, etc. At the same time, it changes in a very radical way the role and the function of the exhibition space. The installation operates by means of a symbolic privatization of the public space of an exhibition. It may appear to be a standard, curated exhibition, but its space is designed according to the sovereign will of an individual artist who is not supposed to publicly justify the selection of the included objects, or the organization of the installation space as a whole. The installation is frequently denied the status of a specific art form, because it is not obvious what the medium of an installation actually is. Traditional art media are all defined by a specific material support: canvas, stone, or film. The material support of the installation medium is the space itself. That does not mean, however, that the installation is somehow “immaterial.” On the contrary, the installation is material par excellence, since it is spatial—and being in the space is the most general definition of being material. The installation transforms the empty, neutral, public space into an individual artwork—and it invites the visitor to experience this space as the holistic, totalizing space of an artwork. Anything included in such a space becomes a part of the artwork simply because it is placed inside this space. The distinction between art object and simple object becomes insignificant here. Instead, what becomes crucial is the distinction between a marked, installation space and unmarked, public space.








Sunday, 26 December 2010

DAY ONE FOR THE WORKSHOP: TROPIC TOPICS

PSYCHOTROPIC-TOPICS:

HERMETIC ART DISCOURSES

POWER GAMES
UNDERGROUND CO-OPTED
HASH/ GRASS/ BEER PERCEPTION EFFECTS
BARCELONA ON ID CRISIS
HYPOCRITICAL KNOWLEDGE
FREE LEARNING


Saturday, 25 December 2010

DAY TWO FOR THE WORKSHOP: PSYCHOTROPIC PERIPATETIC SCHOOL DRIFT

PSYCHOTROPIC-TOPICS:

GRASS HIHGH 

SPLIF SPLIFS

ABERRATIONS OF CURATORIAL LANGUAGE

NOTIONS OF DETOUR AND DRIFT
FOUND AND LEFT THERE SCULPTURE
THEORY OF ART: POWER AND SYSTEMS

PSYCHOTROPIC-DERIVE-DRIFT








Nothing is what it seems learning is mediated by being totally high.....we are concentrated indeed! 


Friday, 24 December 2010

DAY THREE OF THE WORKSHOP : PSYCHOTROPIC ORDER

PSYCHOTROPIC-TOPICS :

SCI-FI DRUNKEN ALIENS PSYCHEDELLIC 
RE-ENACTING GRAFFITI MAKING
MIRROR EFFECT
CONCEPTUAL INCONTINENCE OF THE "MAN OF IDEAS"
TV TRANCES SIGNALS













Wednesday, 22 December 2010

DAY FOUR OF THE WORKSHOP : PSYCHOTROPIC UNEXPECTED

PSYCHOTROPIC-TOPICS:

HAZARDOUS BREAKS
CHANCE AND WRONG
MACHINE REVOLUTIONS
WHAT'S LEFT THERE
BRIGHT COLOURS HIGH





Psicotrópico (del griego psyche, "mente" y tropein, "tornar") es un agente que actúa sobre el sistema nervioso central, lo cual trae como consecuencia cambios temporales en la percepción, ánimo, estado de conciencia y comportamiento.



psy·cho·tro·pic (sk-trpk, -trpk) adj. Having an altering effect on perception or behavior. A psychotropic drug or other agent. psychotropic [-trop?ik] Etymology: Gk, psyche + trepein, to turn exerting an effect on the mind or modifying mental activity

psychotropic (s??·k?·tr??·pik), adj concerns that that affect the mind and influence behavior. psychotropic capable of modifying mental activity.







Friday, 3 December 2010

AFTER PSYCHOTROPIC CONCEPTS


THE IDEA IS THE MACHINE THAT MAKES THE ART



From 2 December to 16 December The BCN Psycho Tropic Workshops
was a working progress show featured at Antigua Casa Haiku in
Barcelona.
Curated by Alex Brahim.
The show was about a sort of retrospective and introspective tour
around material from the very far past and the immediate future.

It started as an introductory show/event where old and new films where
screened,a spoken word piece was re-enacted,the space had few sections
and made a total installation composed by big wood murals and zones
of painting as performance,references to Kaprow, Klein and Oiticica,and
a new project based on the Legend of The Chupacabras which was also part
of a virtual opening night at Miami Basel Art Fair

From the 6 till the 9 of December the workshops where on , participants
and ocasional visitors mixed and interchanged opinions and derives.
Finally the 16 of December and as a sort of conclusive performance,
a Club Esther night was reproduced for the first time ever inside a gallery
space.

Here are bits and fragments of how it was like.....


Collaborative setting between  Psycho Tropic workshop members






Opening Night


                                               International Red and Neo Concrete Presence


 6 white panels brushed with Colour Palette guide by the voice of Allan Kaprov









Dark Star Poster Set


































































    A spoken word re-enactment of Redum  a text piece from 1998



THE PSYCHOTROPIC WORKSHOPS


Psicotrópico (del griego psyche, "mente" y tropein, "tornar") es un agente que actúa sobre el sistema nervioso central, lo cual trae como consecuencia cambios temporales en la percepción, ánimo, estado de conciencia y comportamiento.

psy·cho·tro·pic (sk-trpk, -trpk) adj. Having an altering effect on perception or behavior. A psychotropic drug or other agent. psychotropic [-trop?ik] Etymology: Gk, psyche + trepein, to turn exerting an effect on the mind or modifying mental activity

psychotropic (s??·k?·tr??·pik), adj concerns that that affect the mind and influence behavior. psychotropic capable of modifying mental activity.