Saturday, March 28, 2015

Creativity, art and science

 by Gustav Nilsonne, MD, PhD

The 14th session of the OuUnPo art festival on the theme the “fugue" has been concluded. A fugue in psychiatry is a state of dissociation, often with amnesia. A series of performances and events have investigated the fugue from different perspectives. Interaction between art and science has been an important theme. As an observer with a background in science, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the artworks and discussions during the session.

What is it like to have a psychotic episode? One early change, it seems, is that some sensory stimuli begin to take on new meaning. Sounds and smells that are usually quite trivial begin to acquire greater importance. This can be confusing and scary. Elaborate delusions can follow as patients try to make sense of their experience. For instance, in order to explain unusual smells, patients may decide that someone must be pumping gas into their living space.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Fugue - OuUnPo Research Session XIV STOCKHOLM | 4-8 FEBRUARY 2015

The European artistic network OuUnPo invites you to the Fugue, an experimental festival in collaboration with Swedish artists, researchers and institutions. Each day OuUnPo carries out actions, talks, screenings, workshops and performances in different venues and locations across the city of Stockholm.

The session takes its starting point in the fugue state, a rare psychiatric disorder that is characterized by complete but reversible amnesia. The patient loses all traces of personal memory and identity and condition can last hours or days. People suffering from dissociative fugue often undertakes unplanned travel or wandering during which the patient might establish a temporary new identity.


Artists Adrift
 18:00 -20:00

Bonniers Konsthall, Torsgatan 19

An evening with artist talks, performance and sound art.

Part of the public opening of CityWalks


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Support for OuUnPo

We are happy to announce that Vision Forum director Per Huttner was awarded a grant from IASPIS to work with Jacopo Miliani for the upcoming OuUnPo session on the Fugue in Stockholm in February 2015. The interdisciplinary group 1 +1=3 and Curatorial Mutiny has been supported to work further with music and neuroscience. Vision Forum and Jean-Louis Huhta was also given support retroactively for his participation in We Are What We Lost, the 13th OuUnPo session i Sao Paulo by The Swedish Arts Council. We also have new partners for for the upcoming OuUnPo session on the Fugue in Stockholm in February 2015.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Program is Out

OuUnPo is proud to announce the program for for the session in Sao Paulo.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Are What We Lost | XIII OuUnPo Research Session

São Paulo | November 7-16, 2014

OuUnPo, Vision Forum and Curatorial Mutiny are proud to announce:

We Are What We Lost

XIII OuUnPo Research Session, São Paulo, November 7-16, 2014
Curated by Sara Giannini.

We Are What We Lost is a mobile festival organised by the European artistic network OuUnPo | Ouvroir d’Univers Potentiels in cooperation with Brazilian artists, researchers and institutions. Each day a series of actions, talks, screenings, workshops and performances will be enacted in different venues and locations across São Paulo.

We Are What We Lost is the 13th session that the group arranges and will close the cycle “Catastrophe & Heritage” (2012-14) where OuUnPo has investigated crisis, conflict and how these affect the formation of identities. Previous sessions have been held in Beirut (2012), Tokyo (2013) and Gibellina (2014). In each country the group has explored different forms of collaborative expressions by working with local artists, curators, researchers and institutions.

Over the span of 10 days, We Are What We Lost will become a platform to experiment with disappearance as a metaphor and research question. The session will look at how loss influences our being in the present as well as in what way it affects our dialogue with the past. How do we take in voids and vestiges to generate sense and revisit memory? How do ruptures and new constellations shape our experience and understanding of time and temporality?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy News!

Curatorial Mutiny, Vision Forum and OuUnPo are proud to announce that we have won a grant from Stockholms läns landsting for the event at Hallwylska museet as part of the session in Stockholm. More info here.

We are also proud to announce that Pinacoteca and SP Escola de Teatro will host will events during the Sao Paulo session and also that the Embassy of Sweden in Brazil supports our projects. More info here.

Friday, April 25, 2014

OuUnPo at Gibellina

OuUnPoïesis will be the third OuUnPo session dedicated to the topic of «Catastrophe and Heritage» and will take place in the town of Gibellina Nuova (Sicily) in collaboration with the Fondazione Orestiadi and the C.R.E.S.M. (Economical and Social Research Center for the South). See documentation here.