AOO (art orient object)
Marion Laval-Jeantet is an artist, cross-cultural psychiatrist and assistant professor at Paris 1 University (Panthéon-Sorbonne), directs the Art Mondiality and Environment program (UMR Acte – CNRS) and has postgraduate degrees in Art (Paris 1 University), Biology, Anthropology and Clinical Psychology (University Paris 8 and 10). She has exhibited her artistic work with Benoit Mangin since 1991 under the pseudonym AOO (Art Object Oriented), while she continues her research work in aesthetics, bioanthropology, and transcultural psychiatry (she has been initiated into different shamanistic rituals).
The artistic association of Marion Laval-Jeantet and Benoit Mangin began in Paris in 1991. The duo places ecology, defined as the scientific interrogation of the conditions of our existence, at the center of their artistic concerns. From the beginning, his production has included installation, performance, video and photography that deal with the various themes around life. This approach is inclusive enough to have brought his work into the domains of biology, behavioral sciences (his work in psychology and ethology introduced a strong animal presence), ecology, and ethnology, leading to a poetic art. and amazing that he is both visionary and political.