Extase, la vie et autres pratiques extatiques
– Extase, la bouche ouverte et on y voit la lumière –
– Extase, un chien écrasé qui scintille –
– Extase, la vie et autres pratiques extatiques –
The beautifully illustrated book presents the works of over 58 artists in the visual arts, performance, and multidisciplinary arts and also shows video from Germany, France, Québec and Canada. The authors, who are psychoanalysts, art historians, teachers, artists, and film specialists, delivered unpublished texts on multifaceted art practices and offered an original reading of the works designed for these events.
Spirituality, religion, and the search for the meaning of life are important concepts for many people struggling with emotional problems. In the quest for meaning, the answers come either purely from reason, or from the excesses of reason. But what are the paths of ecstasy today? How to name and describe the return of the religious, the spontaneous generation of new churches and sects, the practices of the exalted body, the denial of reason, and the rise of creationism, in parallel with the exponential growth of social networks on the Web?
The Folie/Culture organization supposes, with a touch of irony, that life is an ecstatic practice and that it is appropriate to explore other practices.
/// Jason Béliveau /// Stéphanie Bertrand ///
/// Anne-Marie Bouchard /// Ellen Corin ///
/// Caroline Gagné /// Alain-Martin Richard /// Jocelyn Robert ///