Atlas: Here and There
Atlas: Here and There featured in the exhibition Brains: The Mind as Matter, an important exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London, 29 March - 17 June 2012 with works by artists Helen Pynor, Annie Cattrell, Susan Aldworth, Jonathan Keats and Katherine Dowson. The exhibition later toured to the Museum of Science and Industry, 26 July 2013 - 4 January 2014.
A catalogue accompanied the exhibition: Brains: The Mind as Matter, edited by Marius Kwint, Richard Wingate, 2012, published by Profile Books, London.
The work is a slowly evolving single channel HD video work, that can either be shown on a large portrait TV monitor or projected onto a wall from a good quality HD projector on a black voile screen: giving the image a feeling of being suspended.
Atlas: Here and There. portrait version on large HD video monitor
Atlas: Here and There. giff landscape version projected onto black voile screen set 6 inches from a white wall single projection set up above, two projector version bellow
The exhibition Brains: the Mind as Matter exhibition explored what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.
Featuring more than 150 artefacts – real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos and photography – it pursued the continuing quest to manipulate and decipher this unique and mysterious human organ, whose secrets still confound and inspire. ‘Brains’ asked not what brains do to us, but what we have done to brains – focussing on the bodily presence of the organ rather than investigating the neuroscience of the mind.