Interzone report of January 2012

Hi all,
First,  I want to thank you for the numerous positive feed-backs I got to the report of November-December 2011 last month, and for your interest in this newsletter. It is unusual that a report gets so much success since fourteen years.
Related to the time of Carnival, and the documents related to psychiatry published this month, I include, in complement to an interview of Michel Foucault on the history of insanity, a book published on line by the BNF, "Moeurs Intimes du Passé" Troisième série", which you can view on this page.

 2012 : A happy new year from Interzone

Galerie Ecritures:  Best wishes for 2012 

The Galerie ECRITURES is presenting until March 15th a selection of works by the artists of the galery.
Galerie ECRITURES 1 rue Pierre Petit 03 100 MONTLUCON

Ramuntcho Matta: 2012 is coming


Didier Devillez: best wishes!

Marc Mendelson et Didier Devillez wish you a happy new year.
53, rue Emmanuel Van Driessche — 1050 Bruxelles (Belgique) — +32(0)475 931 935

Anthony ROUSSEAU : 2012

Dear all,
My best wishes of happiness for this year 2012 !

Yann VOGEL: Bonne Année 2012
With health, happiness and joy all along … 
May it be full up with pleasant and enriching exchanges and sharings...

Jean Azarel: 2012 : ça va c......(meilleurs voeux)

Le poète (?) Timothée LARAZE m'nvoie à l'instant ses voeux 2012, et me prie (pistolet sur la tempe, tous pareils !) de les diffuser les plus largement possible sous peine de c.....lamser
Meilleurs voeux, cette année 2012, ça va c...

C....artonner (pour qui ça aux présidentielles ? ha ha ha),
C...arburer (au bon vieux gros rouge, Total va te faire....),
C....apitaliser (HHHHoooouuuuuu, encore !),
C....ouillonner (comme d'hab),
C.....harançonner (à force d'être roulés dans la farine),
C....opuler (comme des bêtes !),
C....oaguler (je t'avais dit de pas taper si fort avec tes gros textes Yves),
C....hristianniser (sous pape de sécurité),
C....o-voiturer ( rage chez Total),
C....imenter (chez les francs maçons),
C.....harcuter (et deux pieds de porc contre un pied de biche),
C....adévériser (exquis),
C....ertifier (puisque le con forme),
C....ouler (à pic, douce, Président camembert, un bronze....)
C....ondoléancer (à l'Union des Malades Personnalisés)
C....laudiquer (à la mémoire de Clo Clo, le petit baigneur),
C....hichonner (en écoutant Herbie en coque),
C....opiner (et donc coquiner),
C....loniser (BHL ? Sollers ? Beigbeder ? Suspense, what a teasing),
C....auchemarder ( Eva Joly en string, Hollande en drag queen, Sarko
en fric brother du joint venture, DSK en Lagarde....),
C....locher (36 000 communes, y'a le choix de l'embarras),
C....larifier (le discours socialiste, c'est possible ?),
C....rooner (reconversion prévue de Rita Morano),
C....havirer (en mer d'heures va),
C....apoter (l'éthylotest du sperme),
C....hanter (on the rose again, le tube secret à sortir du père François)
C....ultiver (pour lutter contre la poussée unique),
C....lairsemer (il faut que des têtes tombent, et vite),
C....houraver (le chou rave c'est bon pour la santé),
C...râner (au musée de l'Homme)
C....onférer (que t'as le droit de la boucler LARAZE),
Vous pensiez à quoi d'autre salopiot(e)s ?
Bises and Love Everybody
Jean AZAREL pour Timothée LARAZE (le seul, l'unique méfiez vous des contrefaçons, copy wrong 2012)
and a whole bunch of good things !


Interzone Editions: change of URL soon

Office Live Small Business, which hosts Interzone Editions, will be stopped on April 30th 2012. As a result, the address of the site will change: though I do not know yet where I'll host it.

Jérome Pintoux: "Interviews d'Outre-tombe"

The book has received many positive critics from a number of media: (click on the pictures to view the large size.)

- See Jérôme Pintoux's blog, which hosts other fictitious unpublished interviews (La Bruyère, Dickens): 

General semantics: Bruce Kodish: "Korzybski: A Biography"

This book is available at the Institute of General Semantics:

"That's a crazy book!" Albert Einstein said in the early 1950s, when asked his impression of Alfred Korzybski's 1933 work Science and Sanity. More than a decade later, Richard Feynman found Korzybski's notion of "time-binding" crucial for answering the question "What is science?".

Feynman didn't know that it was Alfred Korzybski who had coined the term "time-binding" in his first, 1921, book Manhood of Humanity to label what he considered the defining characteristic of humans: the potential of each generation to start where the former leaves off and thus to accumulate useful knowledge at an ever-accelerating rate. In the exact sciences and technology, time-binding seems to work reasonably well. In the rest of human life, not so much. Korzybski, a patriotic Polish nobleman and an engineer who had lived under Tsarist tyranny and had seen the horrors of World War I on the Eastern Front before coming to the United States, realized the results of the disparity between rapid but narrow scientific-technological advancement and broader but snail-paced ethical-social development: a seemingly endless cycle of crises, revolutions and wars. Seeking a way out, he studied a broad range of disciplines from physics to psychiatry-fields that others felt had little to do with each other-and discovered factors of sanity in physico-mathematical methods. Comparing the ways of thinking that scientists and mathematicians exemplify when working at their best and the ways of thinking that they and other people unsanely or insanely tend to use the rest of the time, Korzybski linked science and sanity in a new world outlook with an accompanying methodology (labeled "general semantics")-simple enough to teach children.

Traces of Korzybski's pioneering work can be found today in a variety of fields such as cognitive science, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, communication, media ecology, medicine, organizational development, philosophical counseling and philosophy, etc. In spite of this, Korzybski's radically interdisciplinary work remains relatively unassimilated into standard academic fields and hard to accurately fit into familiar popular categories. Thus, Korzybski, who originated the saying "The map is not the territory," remains a relatively neglected and misunderstood figure, shrouded in controversy: some people have considered him a genius while others have called him a crank. Drawing on an array of sources including Korzybski's personal correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, and both published and unpublished writings, as well as personal discussions and interviews with some of Korzybski's closest co-workers, Bruce I. Kodish situates Korzybski's contributions in the context of his times and provides surprising insights into his work as a whole. Kodish's clear prose provides a compellingly readable narrative of Korzybski's very busy, sometimes too busy, exciting and exhausting life while making accessible some of the most complex areas of Korzybski's thought. For years to come, this outstanding biography will remain the standard work on Alfred Korzybski's extraordinarily adventurous and significant life and work.

Softcover. 694 pages. ISBN 0970066406. 2.4 lbs.  


Objectifs 6

The sixth issue of Objectifs is on line at . The previous ones are at
This experiment illustrates the role of the observer on the result of observation, and shows how the look one can give on mental patients can influence their evolution.  

David Cooper: Psychiatry and anti-psychiatry:

I have put on line again in the chapter of this Cooper's book: "Studying one family", on French translation, previously hosted on geocities :

This text is accessible on the net in Google book: Psychiatry and antipsychiatry : Studying one family (p. 46)

History of insanity

In his book Madness and Civilization A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, Michel Foucault described the evolution of different visions of insanity starting from the Classic Age. See his interview broadcasted by France culture and published in Objectifs 5 : "Histoire de la folie
I recommend you a book, older than Foucault, about this evolution of conceptions of insanity since middle age:
"Moeurs Intimes du Passé" Troisième série, by Docteur Cabanès (Albin Michel, 1925), which you can thumb below, and view in full size in the site of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France at . It contains a lot of original illustrations.
This book shows a medieval vision of  of madness, very different from the present "safe" psychiatry.
As a complement of Foucault's work, it describes the feasts of the fools, and shows how we passed from a positive and festive vision of insanity, to its criminalization through the prohibition of those feasts by Catholic church, and enlocking of the fools by the administration, to make the old plague hospitals profitable, after the plague had disappeared.

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The Master Musicians of Joujouka: Festival 2012

Book Now for Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 8-10 June 2012 : We still have some places.


Anthony Rousseau:

Good evening,
I am happy to tell you about the distribution of my videos by Heure Exquise ! (Mons-en-Baroeul, France)
Hi all,
I wanted to inform you that 5 of my videos will be broadcasted at the Phénix, Scène nationale Valenciennes dans le cadre du Cabaret de curiosités n°7 from january 31st to Fevruary 4th.


NEWSletter : Jan 2012
Happy New You
The éditions sometimeStudio present: Happy New You.



One kit 3 in 1.
sometimeStudio publishes object to see, to listen to, to touch, to send.
You like ? 
Do come and visit us at 26 rue Saint Claude 
sometimeStudio 26 rue Saint-Claude. 75003 PARIS +33 (0) 9 51 07 13 74 Ouvert du Mardi au Samedi de 14h à 19h et sur rendez-vous  Contact presse :
Ramuntcho Matta's music, CD, films, images, etc., are available at SometimesStudio at  
Among them 2 CD dedicated to Brion Gysin :


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Laurie Anderson lecture at Boston University

Boston University : Tim Hamill Visiting - Artist Lecture: Laurie Anderson

Monday, February 27, 6:30pm, 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA -

The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is pleased to present acclaimed artist Laurie Anderson as the eighth annual Tim Hamill Visiting Artist. The lecture series, named in honor of BU School of Visual Arts alumnus Tim Hamill, was launched in 2004 to present artists whose work crosses boundaries among artistic disciplines, and who connect to the art world in a variety of ways. This year's lecture will be held on Monday, February 27 at 6:30pm in Boston University's Morse Auditorium (602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA), and it's free and open to the public. Call 617.353.3371 for more information.

New York-based artist Laurie Anderson has created large-scale theatrical works that combine a variety of media—music, video, storytelling, projected imagery, sculpture—in which she is an electrifying performer. As a visual artist, her work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo, New York, as well as extensively in Europe, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has also released seven albums for Warner Bros., including "Big Science," featuring the song "O Superman," which rose to number two on the British pop charts.

The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is a community of artists within a great university and in a city that offers diversity within a vibrant arts culture. Founded in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The first-rate teaching and mentoring of its regular faculty is supplemented by a vibrant program of visiting artists, guest lecture series, and exhibitions. The School offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. A solid background in art history, contemporary critical analysis, and liberal arts complements the studio arts courses.

 New pages on line

In Interzone sites

- Bienvenue à Interzone:
- Interzone Academy : Medical research:
Jérome Pintoux: "Interviews d'Outre-tombe":

In other sites

- Galerie ECRITURES 1 rue Pierre Petit 03 100 MONTLUCON
Jérôme Pintoux's blog 
- David Cooper:  Psychiatry and antipsychiatry : Studying one family (p. 46)
- sometimeStudio
Between two reports, the news are put on line in the blogs Interzone news and Bienvenue à Interzone