The Agalma Foundation is developing a specific module which is dedicated to the interface between art, science and psychoanalysis in order to encourage the association of these three fields so that they can mutually inform each other and open themselves to new paths.
The approach starts from points of attachment found in the field of the sciences, particularly the sciences of life, where new advances, and even their biotechnological applications, confront us with new realities.
The bafflement these induce can lead those confronting these kinds of new technologies to call upon psychoanalysis in order to find a subjective path that provides us with a way to face their hitherto unimaginable aspects.
Between science and psychoanalysis, the artist can be convoked as a third party. In order to open once again the field of possibilities, in the project of orienting the problematic derived from scientific advances, and starting with the way in which the latter are taken up, revealed, transformed or subverted by artists who bring their solutions to the unrepresentable – facing what clinical psychoanalysis teaches us.
Science can have need of art in order to represent dimensions that escape it and which emerge from it very product – the intervention of the artist participates in relaying and displacing, at ever further distances, the problems that arise from science.