Marion Laval-Jeantet is an artist, writer and transcultural psychiatrist. She has exhibited her artistic work with Benoit Mangin since 1991 under the pseudonym AOO (Art Object Oriented), while continuing research work in aesthetics,ecology and transcultural psychiatry. She is Associate Professor in University Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and holds postgraduate degrees in Art and Sciences (University Paris 1), Ethnology and Clinical Psychology (University Paris 8 and 10).