Le Laboratoire

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Our Sleeping Mind

by Natalie Hegert
          Shilpa Gupta's exhibition at Le Laboratoire, While We Sleep, explores the part of our brain that allows us this faculty--the unconscious brain which gathers and registers information we don't even know we've seen or heard, filling in the blanks and rearranging the missing info.  Gupta worked with Harvard University psychologist Mahzarin Banaji, who studies the cognitive unconscious through behavioral tests and neuroimaging.  A huge proportion of our brain activity, up to 90%, is... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 2/23/09

The Universe in Light and Numbers

by Frances Guerin
In October 2007, set up its exhibition spaces in the one time living quarters of Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642), prime minister to Louis XIII, on rue Bouloi. Conceived as a “laboratory” where scientists come together with practitioners from altogether different worlds, Le Laboratoire is currently exhibiting a collaboration between the installation and sonic artist, Ryoji Ikeda and Harvard mathematician, Benedict Gross. The exhibition in three parts — A Natural Number (2008) A Prime... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 12/8/08
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