Plastir Number 10 – 03/2008


Basarab NICOLESCU is a a physicist theorist, member of honour of the Rumanian Academy and president of the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET). He has published and directed many works since « Us, the particle and the World » (the Felin, 1985) including assays about Jakob Boehme or Stephane Lupasco, participations to encyclopaedias and creation of the Transdisciplinary collection at the editions du Rocher in 1996. Basarab Nicolescu indeed gave its letters of nobility to the concept of transdisciplinarity, from which we totally agree at PSA, on the one hand by clearly differentiating it from the pluri- and from inter-disciplinarity and on the other hand by introducing concept-keys for its comprehension like the third-included and the ontological dimension of the levels of reality. He has in the same way been the instigator of great projects with UNESCO & of the elaboration of the charter of transdisciplinarity (translated into several languages) worked out during the first world congress of transdisciplinarity in 1994 at Arabidà (Portugal) and works continuously for its academic recognition, which became a reality in several universities of the world today. He gives us in this article resulting from a conference very recently given at Saint Malo during a debate organized by the GLNF, a substitute of its approach being at the same time pragmatic, opened and questioning the levels of reality, the Transdisciplinary model of the nature and human spirituality. Quantic and physic materiality are then compared while the author show us how the magic-nature is progressively replaced y a the nature-machine before dying More precisely, after having described “the subjective objectivity of the science and the objective subjectivity of the Tradition”, he returns back to back the man in blind search of rationality or spirituality by taking support on the Sokal affair and the neo-atheism which is dependent there. It emerges from this description a unified human knowledge. A non-dual vision of the universe. A non- fragmented vision of the bonds between science, myth and religion. A truly trans-natural vision of the man of the future.


Patricia PROUST-LABEYRIE is a plastician teaching at the University of Bordeaux I and is member of PSA since its creation in 1994 as the Group of Plasticians. She regularly expose paints, sculptures, books-objects and writes about her art (PPL website). She signs in this number of Plastir an original article which questions the major bonds of the acting artist or the creative act in gestation. It does not concern some contemplative art or interpretation of the bases of the visual art, but a true introspection answering our epistemic concept of plasticity. She is perfectly aware of it by introducing its work by the conception of Beuys which aims at transposing the plastic of the form and of the social speech: « All the work of Beuys can be read, on a certain level, like a metaphor of the transformation: that of art, that of the artist, that of the company « and by exempting a metaphorical art consumed in « Appearance in Process « or the pictorial series » The Founder hazard « . He brings out for the reader a passionate course from them: that of the genesis of the work of art being done, of its intuitive emergence to its realization, of its interpretation to its integration in the metaphorical universe of the artist. The author thus described one of the stages « The human being is receptive to the occurrences which work him in spite of him, which constitutes the pulp of his unceasingly renewed feelings, direct him on unsuspected ways, involve him at the same time in the permanent intranquillity and the intense desire to exist; in short, which carves him while looking at, receiving, interiorizing, wishing, recreating and while seeing by the way and the voice of the intuition… « and leads us to experiment with it. Physical and intellectual implication which involves us to apprehend, to penetrate in the pictorial work of art by all its pores. This dimension is a primetime for Plastir because it invites the Net surfer or the E-reader to be taken part in the pictorial project rather than to be spectator, to invest himself there until representing the mutual « appearance » of a work of art born from intimate glances, geared down, even worrying… One thus naturally approaches the borders of metaphorical art within the meaning of Judge and in turn an emergent, fusional, cognitive, sensitive plasticity directed towards the subject.


Lionel DUPUY is a geographer, a writer and a teacher in a French college at Pau (France). Specialized in the decoding of the work of art of Jules Verne to whom he currently devotes his PhD, he delivers to us here the third shutter of its analysis of the vernien history. Mythical account, extraordinary trip which one had echo in the numbers 6 and 8 of Plastir where will in turn be approached initiation, the interest the intrasemioticity of the work of art and the temporal ubiquity and imaginary vernien space. In this paper, Lionel Dupuy invites us to discovered the new world, with the meeting of the geographical myth of Eldorado, at the borders of a « unexplored space between Orenoque and the Amazon ». Space very rich at the level of a science in full expansion, of a geography which is sought with the image of the lake Parima and a briskly imaginary literature mixing, metaphor and reality. From there, this unit of time, place and action in the art of the novel vernien. From there, this historical research, symbolic system and psychoanalytical by going up the sources of Orenoque. From there, our crossing of the closed and circular world of Jules Verne, who is slowly open to cosmos. From there finally this dialectical analyzed through Durand, Barthes and Bachelard where the « horizon has as much existence than the center ». Click here for more information about his work on Jules Verne.


Michel CAZENAVE is a philosopher, a poet and coordinator of programs at France Culture. He is author of TV plays and of many works of arts among which « The encyclopaedia of the symbols », « The myth of Tristan and Iseut « , « Science and symbol: ways of knowledge  » or the « Small dictionary of the insane love  » which has a direct link with the article that he proposes to us for Plastir. He chaired the group of studies C.G Jung of Paris during several years and directs many works intended for better encircling the personality of Jung and the Jungian work of art. He is also member of honour of PSA and pleases to us to develop here this deaf power of the woman being, the mystical symphony which surrounds it, the close links which it maintains with the mystery the world. A celestial musicology, a feeling of subjugation emerges here showing an « erotic of the infinite » which crosses time and the traditions to still question us on the abysses of divine creation ! Please, have a look to the  Michel Cazenave’s blog.

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