Coexistences -
what animality can teach us

Entitled « Coexistences par what animality can teach us », Station 13 brings together a multiplicity of research practices, both artistic and scientific, acknowledging our links to the animal world. Estranged for a long time from philosophical and scientific thinking, the animal, once it had entered areas of critical analysis, began to disrupt our practices of knowledge, revealing the blind spots. Now integrated into the fields of anthropology and sociology, the animal resonates our own particularities and normative and normalizing frameworks through the conditions of its presence. In line with the constitutive interdisciplinary of the space brain Laboratory, the idea of this station is to pull our gaze away from the center and towards the multiplicity of beings that make up the world, and in this way envisage other ways of living in it.

Works on study


Dana-Fiona Armour, View of the exhibition Ich werde Deine Haut haben, at Fine Arts in Paris, 2018
© Dana-Fiona Armour




Sarah Del Pino, Rêvent-elles de robots astronautes ? [Do they dream of astronaut robots?], 2017
HD Vidéo, 25 min

 © Sarah Del Pino




Michihiro Shimabuku, Octopuses Stones, 2013-2017
Stones and shells

© Michihiro Shimabuku 




Tomás Saraceno, Webs of At-tent(s)ion, 2018
76 spider frames, spider silk, carbon fibre

Tomás Saraceno, ON AIR, Carte blanche at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018 
Curator : Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel
Courtesy of the artist ; Andersen’s, Copenhague ; Esther Schipper, Berlin ; Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Gênes ; Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires ; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

© Photography Andrea Rossetti, 2018 


Hubert Duprat, Sept tubes de trichoptères [Seven tubes of trichoptera], 1980-1997
Gold, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones
Width : 2 cm, diameter : 0.5 cm

© Hubert Duprat 




Robin Meier & Ali Momeni, The Tragedy of the Commons, 2011
Photos and video of Palagret in Creative Commons

© Robin Meier & Ali Momeni  




Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phasmides, 2008-2012
16 mm film transferred to HD video, color, mute, 22 min 41 s
Projection size : 130 x 95 cm

© Daniel Steegmann Mangrané 




Frédéric Joulian
Entre éthologie et anthropologie : comprendre les relations interspécifiques
Lecturer at the EHESS, Head of the Interdisciplinary Research Program (PRI) “Evolution, Natures and Cultures” at the EHESS, associate Researcher at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France, and at the Laboratoire d’Archéologie Africaine of Nanterre

Pierre Montebello

Expression animale
Philosopher, modern and contemporary philosophy professor at Université of Toulouse, author of Métaphysiques cosmomorphes, la fin du monde humain (Les presses du réel, 2015)

Jocelyne Porcher
Le travail animal, une utopie de la coopération ?
Sociologist and Zoo technician, Research Director at the Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA), Paris

Bertrand Prévost
Les animaux sans animalisme
Historian and Theoretician, Lecturer HDR in the History of Art and Aesthetics at the Université Bordeaux-Montaigne

Aline Wiame
La pensée est parfois plus proche d’un animal qui meurt que d’un homme vivant, même démocrate
Arts and Philosophy Lecturer at the Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

Moderation Cyrille Noirjean

Works under study

Dana Armour, Sarah Del Pino, Hubert Duprat, Robin Meier & Ali Momeni, Tomás Saraceno, Shimabuku, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

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Study day

On a proposal from Ann Veronica Janssens and Pierre Montebello

Friday, December 14th 2018, from 10:00 a.m to 05:00 p.m, at Amphithéâtre des Loges (École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris)

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Denis Cerclet

Antropologist, lecturer at Université Lumière Lyon 2

Olivier Hamant
Biologist, research Director at the Laboratory for the reproduction and development of Plants at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, associate researcher at the Sainsbury laboratory, Cambridge (England), associate professor at the University of Kumamoto (Japan)

Hélène Meisel
In charge of research and exhibition at centre Pompidou/Metz

Cyrille Noirjean
Director of URDLA (International center estampe & book), psychoanalyst (member of the International Lacanian Association)

Arnauld Pierre
Art historian, professor at Université Paris IV-Sorbonne

Jean-Louis Poitevin
Doctor of philosophy, writer and art critic

Alexandre Wajnberg
Scientist journalist at the RTBF (Journal parlé de Radio Une, Brussels)

Jean-Jacques Wunenburger
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Honorary Dean of the Philosophy Department of the Université Lyon 3 (2000-2010), former Director of the Institute for Philosophical research of Lyon (2004-2011), President of the Gaston Bachelard International Association, Co-director of the International Center for Research on the Imaginary

And the artists Clarissa Baumann, Benjamin Blaquart, Alys Demeure, Célia Gondol, Jérôme Grivel, Héloïse Lauraire, Sandra Lorenzi, Théo Massoulier, Stéphanie Raimondi, Linda Sanchez, Vahan Soghomonian, Floryan Varennes, Mengzhi Zheng