The art of getting to know each other.
Meeting between Joshua de Paiva, Doctor of Philosophy, member of the collective La Déménagerie, Anne de Malleray, curator of the exhibition and member of the collective La Déménagerie and Noémie Sauve. With the contribution of Michel Pichon, taxonomist, member of the Deep Hope mission.
In Latin, the word admiratio referred to a form of wonder mixed with astonishment, the starting point, according to Aristotle, of all philosophical inquiry. Today, the French term has lost this double meaning. Wonder, associated with naivety and childhood, is thus commonly opposed to scientific observation and the desire for knowledge. Isn’t it this affect that pushes some humans to become passionate about the study of natural environments and other living things? Based on the title of this exhibition, we will discuss the challenge of holding together, without hierarchizing or opposing them, scientific curiosity and sensory experience; and, more broadly, the possible role of art and aesthetic experience in the context of a crisis in our relationship to the living.