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Metabody_Toulouse 2016

1509-metabody-forum-web-30.jpgFriday, September 30, 2016, Quai de Savoirs, Toulouse, in the frame of the European Researchers’ Night, 6-12 pm

Dance, visual arts, music, digital arts, non verbal communication, architecture

In 2016 Metabody_Toulouse invites in the city three european partners.

The Quai des Savoirs organises the event in the frame of the European Researchers’ Night.

K Danse and the Quai des Savoirs organize, in this context, a complete program of performances, installations, concerts, meetings and micro workshops. (see detailed programme).

METABODY is a European project that questions the homogenisation of expressions induced by current information and control technologies, which place unprecedented threats to plurality and to fundamental rights and freedoms by reducing all our actions to predictable behaviours, and proposes to reinvent them highlighting the role and diversity of embodied expression through a new concept of interactive architecture that transforms in all its physical and digital aspects, constituting dynamic, participatory and performative environments for outdoors and indoors, an emergent and indeterminate space, a METATOPIA.
METABODY is a project supported by the European Commission (2013-2016) and the participation of numereous partners in 10 countries, coordinated by Reverso (Spain).

Video of Metabody_Toulouse 2015 (Science Animation)

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BRAINWAVE: Common Senses, NYC

February 16- April 19, 2008 Opening Saturday, Februrary 16, 2008 7-10pm BRAINWAVE: Common Senses responds to current advancements in neurological research by visualizing and investigating the brain’s capacity for sense perception, memory, emotion and logic. The artists in this exhibition redefine this research in a different way, abandoning literal representations of the brain and categorical analysis in favor of works that take, as starting points, elements from neuroscience and flipping these ideas on their heads. These works create an alternate discourse between art and science, encouraging the viewer to consider the brain not only as the center of human activity but as a site for interpretation. This exhibition presents the brain as a site for scientific and philosophical debates, for examining our relationship to the world – and for questioning our common sense. This exhibition is the second in Exit Art’s Unknown Territories series of exhibitions that explore the impact of scientific advances on contemporary culture and examine in particular how contemporary artists interpret and interact with the new knowledge and possibilities created by technological innovation in the 21st century. It follows Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution, a landmark exhibition of art and biotechnology at Exit Art in 2000. The next exhibition is Corpus Extremus (LIFE+), curated by Boryana Rossa, an exhibition of biotechnology based artworks opening December 6, 2008. ARTISTS Suzanne Anker, David Bowen, Steve Budington, Phil Buehler, Andrew Carnie, George Jenne, Daniel Marguiles and Chris Sharp, Fernando Orellana and Brendan Burns, Jamie O'Shea, SERU, Devorah Sperber, Naho Taruishi, Dustin Wenzel Suzanne Anker (New York, NY) uses three-dimensional Rorschach tests, brain scans and images of butterfly wings to describe the organic complexity of the human brain. David Bowen’s (Duluth, MN) Swarm is an autonomous roaming device whose movements are determined by dozens of houseflies housed inside the device itself. Steve Budington’s (Burlington, VT) painting, The Candidate, critiques the political campaign by visualizing a candidate made entirely of ears listening to a constituency made of eyes. Phil Buehler’s (New York, NY) video, Windows of the Soul, questions the idea of madness through the eyes of 300 psychiatric patients. Andrew Carnie’s (Winchester, England) installation Magic Forest uses cyclical slide projections to depict an ever-growing ‘forest’ of neurons within a developing brain to show its data collecting capability. George Jenne’s (Brooklyn, NY) sculptural installation uses a variety of objects associated with adolescence, called ‘tokens’, set against a green screen to explore the brain’s ability to catalog various images and reference them with past experiences. Daniel Marguiles (New York, NY) and Chris Sharp (Milano, Italy) couple Kant’s Third Critique of Judgement and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with brain scan imagery to create a video of the stimulated brain. Fernando Orellana (Troy, NY) imposes his own brainwave activity during R.E.M (rapid eye movement) sleep on a robot in order to determine its navigation and behavior. Jamie O’Shea’s (New York, NY) Alvin is a realization of an interactive and electronic neural network constructed with physical hardware. Daniel Rozin’s (New York, NY) kinetic “mirror” uses tangible objects to pixelate “reflections” of persons or objects moving in front of it. SERU’s (New York, NY) Reodorant, a multisensory installation, is a memory-reactive device that mixes smell, sound, light and architecture. Devorah Sperber (New York, NY) uses hundreds of spools of thread to create a blurry, inverted image that, when viewed through the lens of a magnifying glass, becomes a precise rendering of the Mona Lisa. Naho Taruishi’s (New York, NY) single-channel video, Close Your Eyes, is meant to be seen ‘blindly’ with the eyelids acting as an internal projection screen. Dustin Wenzel’s (Ottawa, Canada) brass sculptures are brain-cavity castings of Great Whales.
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