Jacques Lacan

Wolfgang Paalen was an artist an theorist of the avant-garde who devoted his life to the belief that the totemic object and the junction of art and science could reveal the untapped energy of the possible.

Because we are not governed by people but by ideas, along with the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan , the anthropologist Emile Durkheim, and the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, shape the theoretical body of Totem Taboo.

Wolfgang Paalen

Emile Durkheim.

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by Cristina Morales

Cristina Morales is a London based Cultural Activist. With a BA in Socio-cultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona and a MA in Cultural Production from the Open University of Catalunya, she has become a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, writer and cultural producer linking art with politics. Keen on bridging art and society, she works for freelance projects and organisations always using arts & culture as a resisting, questioning and reinventing tool to address social and political topics such as Identity, Civil Rights and Community Development. Examples of such projects and organisations include HostelArt, Ribermusica and Interarts in Barcelona or Black Cultural Archives, Peckham Platform, Mahogany Carnival Arts and Haringey Arts in London to mention a few. In addition to being the founding artist of the political fashion brand Totem Taboo, she also writes punctually for specialist media such as Voces, Wiriko and Radio Africa on Contemporary African Arts & Culture, Counter-culture and Human Development through art. www.moralescristina.com