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François Roche + Camille Lacadee / R&Sie(n)

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
October 7, 2015 - 5:30pm

François Roche, with Camille Lacadee, will present a lecture titled "mythomaniaS" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The talk is free and open to the public. Roche describes "mythomaniaS" in these words: " …as an history of multiple-psycho-disorders, consequences of the multiplicity of contingencies and incoherencies, nonsenses, constructing hazardous causalities and consequences  / including Chemistry, Computing, Robotic … through ‘Bachelor Machines’ palpitating between Eros-Thanatos drive, as desirable machines in the pursuit of Antonin Artaud and Gilles Deleuze … as line of subjectivities and technological protocols able to redefine apparatus of transaction / where Species, Animism and Machinism could re-negotiate their contact-contract / … … … … /."

Roche is a French architect who co-founded the organization R&Sie(n) with architects Stephanie Lavaux and Jean Navarro. R&Sie(n) is fronted by an avatar and has undergone numerous name changes over the years.

Currently, Roche develops a structure of research titled “new-territories” via R&Sie(n) and heads the studio [eIf/bʌt/c], which develops scripts. His works are organized on three sets of themes: Research as Speculation, Fiction as Practice and Practice as Lifespan.

Roche was the guest editor of LOG#25, NY Critic Revue, released in July 2012, and is the author of numerous monographs, including Heretical-Machinism (2014), Architecture des Humeurs (2011), New-Territories-R&Sie(n) (2010), BioReboot (2010) and Fiction Scripts (2007).

In collaboration with Lavaux, Navarro and other artists and architects, his work has been in numerous exhibitions, including “In any way, it's already happened” (ICA, London, 2001), “nonstandard Architecture” (Center Pompidou, Paris, 2003), “Frac Collection” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2004) and “I've Heard About” (MAM/Museum of Modern art, Paris, 2005).

Since 2006, he has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia GSAPP in New York and was a Visiting Professor at USC-Los Angeles in charge of robotic expertise and narration in 2009.