An Infinite Love comes to Paris

An Infinite Love comes to Paris


An Infinite Love, Vision Forum’s Swedish, Swiss and French project about art and surgery will carry out a series of events in Paris November 25-28. Below you will find the program. If you want to join any of the events, please write Rudi Heinrichsen on: info [at]

1) Thursday November 25, 6 pm Museum Fragonard in Maison Alfort.
2) Friday November 26, 10 am Collection Dupuytren
3) Friday November 26, 4pm, the Swedish Institute,
4) Friday November 26, 6pm, Workshop at a private location.
5) Saturday November 27, 3pm Museum of History of Medicine
6)  Saturday November 27, 5 pm, Performances at secret location.
7) Sunday November 28, 2pm, Workshop and discussions at a private location.

The project is made up of a group of international artists, practicing surgeons, psychiatrists, philosophers, thinkers, sexperts, active sadists and more. They are during two years meeting regularly to investigate why certain aspects of the medical profession are taboo.

The group will initially focus on the following  questions:

Fascination, desire, sexuality and sadist drives play important, obvious yet unspoken role in the every day life of medical doctors, in particular at hospitals around the world and in the field.

  • Why do these major drives remain unspoken? Where exactly does the taboo come from? Is this taboo important for the best care of the patients or, on the contrary, should it be unveiled for better care and patient-doctor interactions? In particular, do the constant conflict between Love and Death that plays in care and the sexual, vitalist, contents of care really need to remain silenced or should it they be elaborated?
  • How do aesthetic considerations enter into the every day practice of general practitioners, surgeons (including plastic surgeons), psychiatrists, forensic doctors, anatomists? How important are the aesthetic aspects of our outsides and insides that become visible through surgery and through different forms of micro technology? What are the aesthetic relationships between “form and function” and why is this not elaborated either in current medical studies?

The project is supported by Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse and the Swedish Arts Council.