Bigindicator

The Institute of Psychoplasmics

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
This_may_sound_fantastic
This May Sound Fantastic, But It Has Been Proved, 2008 Audio Installation (in Six Parts) © AAS
This_may_sound_fantastic_2
This May Sound Fantastic, But It Has Been Proved, 2008 Audio Installation (in Six Parts) © Pil and Galia Kollectiv
The Institute of Psychoplasmics

Battersea Park
London SW11 4NJ
United Kingdom
April 9th, 2008 - May 26th, 2008

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pumphousegallery.org.uk/
COUNTRY:  
chelsea, belgravia
EMAIL:  
info@pumphousegallery.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 (0)20 8871 7572
OPEN HOURS:  
Summer: Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm. Winter: Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and during exhibition installtions.
TAGS:  
digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The Institute of Psychoplasmics was an exhibition about cultic social groupings and how they challenge the integrity of the social body by producing another within it. It took its name from the eponymous fictional institute in David Cronenberg's film The Brood, in which rage is encouraged to take the form of a cancerous schism within the body. Recreated within the Pump House gallery, the institute investigated cults, brainwashing, war games, rituals and other explorations of the body politic as a metaphor for the social body, through videos, paintings, sculptures, sound and object-based installations, live work, a discussion panel and a publication.