CONTAINER 09: over roes

1989 00:58:50 col.

A fragment from Aldoux Huxley‘s ’The Doors of Perception’ is the starting-point for a reflection on intoxication. Intoxication might be perceived as one of the universal longings of mankind. The Romantic tradition of Baudelaire talks of “artificial paradises”, but outside the Western society intoxication has a much more ambivalent function than escapism alone. Intoxication as dissociation or synesthesia? Numbness or concentration? Is it possible that, contrary to what is generally accepted in the West, ecstasy is a natural state, transcending the waking consciousness, determined by all kinds of social safety constructions? What does normality or ratio actually mean? Might intoxication be a tool for knowledge? Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Container’. Panel discussion with Lieven De Cauter, Bart Verschaffel, Peter Aerts and Paul De Vylder.

Original broadcast date: 21/09/1989

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
With Verschaffel, Bart
With De Vylder, Paul
With Aerts, Peter
With De Cauter, Lieven
Studio manager Janssens, Manu
Technical manager Electeur, Pierre
Sound Vanderweyden, Ben
Sound Delvoy, Luc
Lighting Despiere, Luc
Lighting Peeters, Pierre
Camera Van De Walle, Daniel
Camera Martin, Marcel
Camera Van Limbergen, Erik
Camera control Vlaeminck, Bob
Video Lismont, Dirk
Graphics Jacques, Rik
Dls operator Dries, Luc
Sound mixing Bekaert, Etienne
Production assistant; assistant to the director Vermeyen, Christel
Produced by BRT (Kunstzaken)