Saturday, 25 February 2012

Mirror Neurons

Current MFA student Scott Rogers is showing work as part of
Mirror Neurons
1 March - 20 May 2012
Preview Friday 2 March, 3-6pm
Artists' and Curator's Talk, 6.15pm

This group exhibition including work by Catherine Richards, Michael Snow, Scott Rogers and others, draws on ideas of scientific experimentation, media processing, and time delay. As part of 'AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible', this exhibition lingers on how we perceive and are drawn in by artworks, both in terms of physical action and mental interaction. The title refers to the fact that with responsive art, we often watch how others interact with it, and mirror their behaviour, consciously or not. The works on view act to slow down our sense of perception, causing within us an awareness of both the time passing and our experience of it.

The exhibition’s key works include Catherine Richards’ I was scared to death / I could have died of joy featuring glass replicas of the brain, which react to your presence with pulses of electromagnetic light. Scott Rogers’ Between Nonesuch Place juxtaposes an actual non-functioning glass object; a ‘self-flowing flask’ with its virtual working counterpart. The exhibition also includes seminal work by Michael Snow among other projects by Simon Pope and Thomson & Craighead.

The National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland

Curated by Sarah Cook. Supported by CRUMB and The University of Sunderland

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