[ISEA2023] Panel: Aurélie Herbet, Marion Laval-Jeantet, Alice Cuvelier & Miguel Almiron — Representing symbiosis: between artistic commitment and materiality

Panel Statement

Theme: Bioart – Biodesign Subtheme: Symbiotic Imaginaries

Keywords: Artistic practice, materiality of living, DIY practice, representation, symbiosis.

.From a collective discussion around the symbiotic thought of Lynn Margulis, the artists and researchers gathered in this roundtable discussion will exchange on their respective practices, all of which, in a singular way, intervene in the relationship between the environment, the living and the relationship to symbiosis. Whether it is a question of operating modes, artistic processes and sensitive manifestations (between images and moving forms) how do artists establish dialogues with the living? How do they observe it, how do they grasp it and for what purposes?

Art Orienté Objet is an artistic duo created in 1991 in Paris, France, composed of Marion Laval-Jeantet and Benoît Mangin. Marion Laval-Jeantet is also Professor at the University Paris 1 and member of research lab (Institut ACTE). Last exhibitions : Zoosphères, Château du Domaine départemental de Chamarande (2023), Art Orienté Objet, L’air frais de la nuit est un soulagement (20 juin – 29 septembre 2023), Lourdes, France.

  • Aurélie Herbet (FR) is a visual artist and teacher in visual arts at Paris 1 University. Her work revolves around situated practices, questions mutations of the city and the relations, sometimes conflicting, sometimes symbiotic, with the living. Last Exhibitions / Beyond Concrete Jungle, Lieu Commun (2021), International Environmental Film Festival (2022) Safra’Numériques (Amiens, 2023).
  • Alice Cuvelier, born in 1984, and a graduate of Decorative Arts in Paris (photography section) and of the EHESS in Arts and Languages, is currently a contractual doctoral student in Philosophy and Arts at the University of Paris I and the University of Paris VIII, France. https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/page-perso/acuvelier
  • Miguel Almirón, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. Ph.D. ‘Aesthetics, Sciences & Technologies of Art’ at University Paris 8, France https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miguel-Almiron
  • Marion Laval-Jeantet is an artist, writer and transcultural psychiatrist. She is Associate Professor in University Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France. http://archive.hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/e101-jeantet-bio