Thursday, April 8, 2010
Beyond Magic Forest
Our discussions were helpful in aiding Richard Wingate in developing teaching strategies for his students and as well as developing his interest in science and art projects. Since we met, he has served on the selection panel for the Wellcome Trust’s art science grants panel and he has become more interested in teaching pedagogies as we have developed our links. Lots of time in Richard’s office was spent with him making explanatory drawings of the work he was undertaking and specifically…
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The Symposium for Landscapes of the Mind has just taken place; unfortunately logistics and money meant I couldn’t be there! I hope it went well. Since I couldn’t be there I thought I would jot down some bits about Magic Forest (2002) that might be pertinent.
First thing is maybe to set it, in place and time and send a few images of the protagonists. By a bit of a contorted journey I eventually met Richard Wingate, my science associate at King’s…
Thursday, March 4, 2010
We inhabit two worlds, each exquisite and sublime, each complete unto itself, but sundered from the other. Our anxiety over the mysterious duality of it, over the intractable irreconcilability between the two, our puzzlement and, for some of us, regret, well, these are matched only by our confidence that we really are in two places, and that it must be so, that we know it with certainty.
The two worlds, of course, are, firstly: the internal world of waking, living, experiencing…
Monday, February 22, 2010
The night before Landscapes of the Mind opened to the public I dreamed that I walked into the gallery with my partner and some friends. All the works were back in boxes, and Richard, one of the preparators, was up on the ladder painting the walls. In shock, I thought of all the work that had gone into installing the show that month now lost. Waking, I had to convince myself that it was a dream. I never had the classic professor anxiety…
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain brings together two seemingly disparate worlds – the studio and the laboratory – to foster new connections between art and the neuroscience of mind. The four artists featured here, Susan Aldworth, Jessica Rankin, Katy Schimert, and Andrew Carnie, take as their starting point images produced by modern neuroanatomical techniques that visualize the brain’s dramatic interior. While neuroscientists create images for research that are at once technically revealing and aesthetically pleasing, these…