Lea Porsager hosts the public conference Anational Congress of the Multi-Breasted Monstrosity, in the context of her The Anatta Experiment (2012), a work on the Swiss Monte Verità community and its philosophy, installed in her garden house in Karlsaue park, where the conference also takes place. Its title refers to Theodore Reuss's O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis) initiative "Anational Congress for Organizing the Reconstruction of Society on Practical Cooperative Lines," which took place on Monte Verità in 1917.
Speakers include: Lars Bang Larsen, Synnøve B. Brøgger, Barbra Coco Laurré, Marco Pasi, Lea Porsager, Andreas Schwab.
Synnøve B. Brøgger is a performer, dancer, writer, and creative consultant based in Copenhagen. A longtime collaborator with Lea Porsager, Synnøve has participated in the conceptual and textual evolution of Porsager's Anatta Experiment from its inception. As an acting agent in the experiment itself, Synnøve also represents the Anatta Group on the panel.
Barbra Coco Laurré is an actress and teacher living in Copenhagen. She is also a trained psychotherapist and conflict solver. During the last twenty years she has been exploring the fields of creative expression, art, and consciousness. She is the founder of the Centre Creationwork (1995) in Copenhagen and Oslo, which focuses on creativity and human potential.
Lars Bang Larsen is an art historian, curator and writer. A regular contributor to Artforum, Frieze, and other publications, his work has focused on art from the 1960s, contemporary experimental art practices, and their impacts on culture at large. He is currently involved in exhibition projects at Tensta Konsthal, Stockholm and Roskilde Museum for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.
Marco Pasi is a philosopher and Associate Professor in History of Hermetic philosophy and related currents. His research focuses on the relationship between modern esotericism and politics, modern esotericism and art, the history of the idea of magic, and on methodological issues related to the study of western esotericism.
Andreas Schwab is a historian, cultural manager, and head of the Archive of Monte Verità, a hill in Switzerland that has been home to different utopian and cultural events and communities since the beginning of the twentieth century. He has curated several exhibitions and written extensively on the subject. Schwab is a member of the curatorial group Palma3.
Lea Porsager is an artist based in Copenhagen who investigates the historical role of alternative subcultures and occultism as virtual spaces of otherness in the defining moment of rationalism and scientific discourses around 1900. Her work is rooted in disciplines of conceptual thinking, film, installation, performance, photography, and writing.