Guest Lecture: Laurence LeBouhellec

Submitted by Sarah.Lou on Tue, 10/18/2011 – 9:58am

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the distinguished art critic and philosopher, Laurence Le Bouhellec, of their annual Dick Higgins Memorial Lecture.

Le Bouhellec will present two public lectures. The first lecture, on Tuesday October 25th at 6:30pm in Lord Hall100, is titled “Process of Artistic Subjectification and Production” and will address

the nature of representational systems, aspects of epistemological platforms and the effects of modes of subjectivity in relation to experience processes.This lecture will draw from diverse  philosophical and aesthetic traditions including the work of Aristotle, Michel Foucault, René Girard, and Erwin Panofsky.

The  second lecture, on Wednesday October 26th at 6:30pm in the Stodder Hall 48 on the University of Maine campusin Orono, is titled “From the Unconscious of Artistic Production, Power, Subject and Art.” In this presentation Le Bouhellec will discuss multiple approaches to the possibility of a diverse socio-historical culture that is both created and determined by the participants. Philosophical concepts fromGiorgio Agamben, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Lacan and Claude Levi-Strauss will be discussed.

French art critic and philosopher, Laurence Le Bouhellec is the director of the department of Philosophy and also the coordinator of the department of Art History at the Universidad de Las Americas, Puebla, Mexico. For more than 20 years Le Bouhellec has used an innovative approach to teaching French and German philosophy by combining philosophy and art as a way to reconsider cultural and social problems. Le Bouhellec is a well-known writer and has translated philosophical texts into Spanish. She is also a highly regarded public speaker and has recently been invited to speak at some of Mexico’s most prestigious Universities.

This event is sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program’s Annual Dick Higgins Memorial Lecture and the University of Maine Cultural Affairs /Distinguished Lecture Series.  Dick Higgins coined the term Intermedia and was the founder of Something Else Press,one of the leading avant garde presses of the 1960’s and was one the founding members of the international art group Fluxus.