Mind Mine

Presentation

Thursday, 8 June 2006 - Sunday, 18 June 2006

Visit the Mind Mine portal at:www.mindmine.net
10th ­ 18th June 2006   Mon - Fri 10 - 5pm by appointment

MINDMINE

If we understood how our brains process information and store our experience of the world, would we be better able to determine our behaviour and destiny within it?

Mind Mine is an ambitious attempt to understand complex neurological principles, through the construction of a huge two-storey installation. Developed and created by artists Harriet Murray and Neil Taylor in collaboration with scientist Elaine Beattie, Lecturer in Biopsychology at Goldsmith College, this labyrinthine installation dismantles brain functioning faster than physical thoughts travel through neural canals.

Mind Mine is the culmination of a three month collaboration project working with over 100 participants, exploring ways of communicating brain cell functioning, neurological concepts, and the way these affect our decision-making, and emotional stability. Like the wiring inside your new computer, that handles your software and hardcore, the electrical signals processing our thoughts are continually strengthening or abandoning neural pathways. As this process gets hard wired and we become actors to an electro chemical matrix, what choices do we have in this evolution?

The project was granted a Pulse Award by the Wellcome Trust.
Mind Mine was made possible by the enthusiasm of children and teachers from Jubilee and Holmleigh Primary Schools in Hackney, London.

Opening times: Saturday / Sunday 12 - 5pm . Mon - Fri 10 - 5pm by appointment.

Location: Campbell Works, 27 Belfast Road, London, N16 6UN
Entrance is free

Assisting project artist and animations by Mafj Alvarez

Video Editing by Sarah Willmott

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