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The BCN Psychotropic Workshops  2010 

Allan Kaprow is Calling and Teletransported 

Real Tranformations and Mutations will happen 

Comunal Experiences , All together Now !


Esther Planas The BCN Psycho Tropic Workshops An exhibition , a Workshop and a Psycho Tropic Trip De-Tour your Mind / Retro/Spective Situations

Innaugura 2 Diciembre al 16 Diciembre 2010

Workshops del 6 al 9 Diciembre de 16 a 20 h

Club Esther and Dirty Snow Live Set plus guest Stars 16 Diciembre

Antigua Casa Haiku Perill 43 info/telefono: 934342530 Barcelona, Spain

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.

Y la naturaleza de inventar no es distinta a la de acordarse. Dejemos pues a los explicadores «formar» el «gusto» y «la imaginación» de los señoritos, dejémosles disertar sobre el "genio" de los creadores. Nosotros nos limitaremos a hacer como estos creadores: como Hacine que aprendió de memoria, tradujo, repitió, imitó a Eurípides, Bossuet que hizo lo mismo con Tertuliano, Rousseau con Amyot, Boileau con Horacio y Juvenal; como Demóstenes que copió ocho veces Tucídides, Hooft que leyó cincuenta y dos veces Tácito, Séneca que recomienda la lectura siempre renovada de un mismo libro, Haydn que repitió indefinidamente seis sonatas de Bach, Miguel Ángel ocupado en rehacer siempre el mismo torso...9 La potencia no se divide. Sólo existe un poder, el de ver y el de decir, el de prestar atención a lo que se ve y a lo que se dice. Aprendemos frases y más frases; descubrimos los hechos, es decir, las relaciones entre cosas, y más relaciones aún, todas de la misma naturaleza; aprendemos a combinar las letras, las palabras, las frases, las ideas... No diremos que hemos adquirido la ciencia, que conocemos la verdad o que nos hemos convertido en un genio. Pero sabremos que podemos, en el orden intelectual, todo lo que puede un hombre.

Extracte del Maestro Emancipado de Jacques Ranciere

I am not You!!

Baudrillard argued that meaning (value) is created through difference - through what something is not (so "dog" means "dog" because it is not-"cat", not-"goat", not-"tree", etc.). In fact, he viewed meaning as near enough self-referential: objects, images of objects, words and signs are situated in a web of meaning; one object's meaning is only understandable through its relation to the meaning of other objects; in other words, one thing's prestige relates to another's mundanity.

Art Dustbin

The end of history is, alas, also the end of the dustbins of history. There are no longer any dustbins for disposing of old ideologies, old regimes, old values. Where are we going to throw Marxism, which actually invented the dustbins of history? (Yet there is some justice here since the very people who invented them have fallen in.) Conclusion: if there are no more dustbins of history, this is because History itself has become a dustbin. It has become its own dustbin, just as the planet itself is becoming its own dustbin

Unwritten doctrine

For a long time Plato's unwritten doctrine[32][33][34] had been considered unworthy of attention. Most of the books on Plato seem to diminish its importance. Nevertheless the first important witness who mentions its existence is Aristotle, who in his Physics (209 b) writes: "It is true, indeed, that the account he gives there [i.e. in Timaeus] of the participant is different from what he says in his so-called unwritten teaching (?????? ???????)." The term ?????? ??????? literally means unwritten doctrine and it stands for the most fundamental metaphysical teaching of Plato, which he disclosed only to his most trusted fellows and kept secret from the public. The reason for not revealing it to everyone is partially discussed in Phaedrus (276 c) where Plato criticizes the written transmission of knowledge as faulty, favoring instead the spoken logos: "he who has knowledge of the just and the good and beautiful ... will not, when in earnest, write them in ink, sowing them through a pen with words, which cannot defend themselves by argument and cannot teach the truth effectually." The same argument is repeated in Plato's Seventh Letter (344 c): "every serious man in dealing with really serious subjects carefully avoids writing." In the same letter he writes (341 c): "I can certainly declare concerning all these writers who claim to know the subjects that I seriously study ... there does not exist, nor will there ever exist, any treatise of mine dealing therewith." Such secrecy is necessary in order not "to expose them to unseemly and degrading treatment" (344 d).


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