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.



























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