TUNE IN, TURN ON, ACT OUT! PSYCHEDELICS AND PROTEST MOVEMENTS IN SOCIETY & ART
A Masterclass on Psychedelic Art History: Jais will lead us on 2h visual journey through the history of psychedelic art, explaining its special recipe between surrealism, spirituality and optic illusions, starting way back in the history of humankind to then pass through the late XIXth century (doomed poets, Art Nouveau, Surrealism, Futurism, Bauhaus, Art Brut, Années Folles, etc.) and then focus on the 50s, 60s and 70s counterculture revolution.
Which were the social and political struggles addressed by the artists? Who were the protagonists and catalysts of the movement? What was the role of psychedelics both in the production of art and in the social/political engagement of the artists?
This will be an unique opportunity to hear from one of the most renown European experts of psychedelic art, a comprehensive panorama exploring the artistic expressions of the Provo movement, the Diggers, the revolution of May ‘68 and the phenomenon of the Communes, the Trips festival & Gathering of the Tribes, the 14th Hour Technicolour Dream, Monterrey Festival, Woodstock, Altamont and much more!
Jais Elalouf (Bio)
Lover of the 1960s counter culture, Jaïs has cultivated one of the biggest psychedelic Art collections. Shown 40 times in museums and it can be seen weekly at interactive conferences in Paris. He aims to create the first Psychedelic Art Center with a wide spectrum of aesthetics, and multiple installations.
As an artist he makes engaging productions based on his own music, films and archives, and does so with a sweet retro electronic groove as a DVJ. After 500 concerts in 40 countries and 60 films directed so far, he develops a revolutionary web-documentary where anyone can share solutions to change the world.
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