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RESUMED DATA FROM THE PSYCHOTROPIC EXPERIENCE

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.....



CLUB ESTHER / BIPOLAR SOCIAL CLUB

SETTING:
NEO-WHITE CUBE,TABLES,
CHAIRS,DJ MUSIC,DRINKS,
PERFORMANCES,XMAS LIGHTS,
DERANGED LIVE SET BY DIRTY SNOW,
NOISE,FANZINES,EPHEMERA,T SHIRTS,
POSTERS,GUEST ARTIST,ANAMOR LOVE
TAROT,PERE FAURE READINGS,
"DETOURNED"ART WORKS AS STAGE PIECES,
SCULPTURES,LEFT OVERS,LOTS OF PUBLIC.







WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS??

What is Club Esther? Club Esther is a NO-CLUB -NO HYPE- NO COOL-NO ARTY ART_

A no no no no and NO
No shit
Is pure S+M =sub-serviance
IT'S NARCISSISTIC BECAUSE: Obedience to the law is freedom!!!
FUCK YOU ALL
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
http://www.clubesther.biz/club/club.htm









Sound Performance  by detourned line up of Live Sculpture Dirty Snow






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.


TOPICS :
IGNORANTS AND MASTERS
RE-ENACTING GRAFFITI MAKING
MENTALLY ILL?
MIRROR EFFECT
CONCEPTUAL INCONTINENCE OF THE "MAN OF IDEAS"
LITERALLY APPLYING JOSEPH JACOTOT






















TOPICS:
GENDER OF ALL SORTS
HERMETIC ART DISCOURSES
POWER GAMES
UNDERGROUND CO-OPTED
HASH/ GRASS/ BEER
BARCELONA ON ID CRISIS
HYPOCRITICAL KNOWLEDGE
FREE LEARNING




TOPICS:
THE LAMENTS OF JEREMY/JEREMIAS
HAZARDOUS BREAKS
CHANCE AND WRONG
MACHINE REVOLUTIONS
WHAT'S LEFT THERE
DEBORD DERIVE





TOPICS:
ABERRATIONS OF CURATORIAL LANGUAGE
THE CENTRE D'ART SANTA MONICA AFFAIR/WHAT'S WRONG???
NOTIONS OF DETOUR AND DRIFT
FOUND AND LEFT THERE SCULPTURE
THEORY OF ART POWER AND SYSTEMS
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