30 April, 10am: A lecture by Lucienne Peiry and Pascal Roman under the heading "Dreams and their part in artistic creation, based on the oeuvre of the two Art Brut creators Guo Fengyi and Ataa Oko".
Lucienne Peiry and Pascal Roman, a professor of psychology, will be giving a joint lecture on "Dreams and their part in artistic creation: based on the oeuvre of the two Art Brut creators Guo Fengyi and Ataa Oko." They will speak upon the occasion of a day devoted to dreams at the University of Lausanne, Institut de Psychologie, in the Bâtiment Geopolis, on April 30th at 10am
Dreams can be considered as go-betweens, straddling the nocturnal and diurnal worlds, the Subconscious and the Conscious. As such, we might think of them as a main focus point in the process of artistic creation, as seen in the works of the creators themselves and, also, in the words of those called upon to comment on them and explain their underlying process—most especially, art historians and psychoanalysts. Seen in this light, creation can be likened to a laboratory providing access to processes leading to dreams and their developments in our psychological life and, beyond that, to their translation into artistic production. This is what we shall endeavor to show in our two-voice approach to the oeuvre of the Art Brut creators Guo Fengyi and Ataa Oko.