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La plasticité neuronale comme nouveau territoire de l'imaginaire

Abstract : Since the 16th century, the collaboration between artists and scientists has gone along with an evolution of representations of a more and more fragmented body. The neuroplasticity theory, as revolutionary for some people as the one of Copernicus or of Darwin, has made a start on the lines of new scientific, but also philosophical and social paradigms, on which contemporary artists rely in a poetic, sometimes ironic and denunciatory way. From the high value given to science to the recent protocols and concepts manipulation, some artistic techniques also rely on the spectacular and stimulating breakthrough of biotechnologies. The questions linked to distortion, impermanence and interaction come with those of plasticity, being neuronal, physical or in connection with materials. From these context elements, this thesis analyzes the issues linked to the approaches from artists grappling with these plasticities at work. Taking into consideration the mutual influence relationship existing between brain and body plasticity, I also analyze the impact of Shintaido, a Japanese martial art, on my poïesis. The use of wax, a both modest and sacred plastic material, is confronted to the use of raw canvas, dragging out maps with a mysterious syntax from brain and body matter, like telluric nomadic wanderings that have become more ethereal today.
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Sylvie Captain-Sass. La plasticité neuronale comme nouveau territoire de l'imaginaire. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015PA010571⟩. ⟨tel-01798100⟩



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