O'Riley, Tim (2002) Mirror. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
This piece was exhibited in a collaborative project bringing together artists, scientists and curators in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust and the Science Museum, London.
Selected artists were invited to collaborate with scientists and explore aspects of perception, neurology and other brain sciences with the intention of producing new artworks.
My contribution, 'Mirror', consisted of two stereoscopes each with paired images made in response to my research. I also brought together artefacts from the collections including stereoscopic images of the brain and an early Wheatstone stereoscope from the 1830s. These were displayed in conjunction with 'Mirror' and my own text which gave an overview of my research.
Earlier preoccupations with illusion and stereo perception informed my investigations into neurological conditions such as 'visual neglect' where one side of the visual field is apparently not perceived, despite its physical reception in the relevant areas of the cortex. The exhibited work refers to this absent 'half' through the disposition of objects in a computer-generated environment.
This project built on my earlier PhD research interests, relating 'eccentric' types of representation to an analysis of perception and optical space and to the experience of working with new technology. The exhibition contributed to the ongoing debate concerning the relationship of art and science and its juxtaposition of artworks, texts and historical objects was productive in terms of probing the relationships between research and practice.
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|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts|
|Date:||15 March 2002|
|Funders:||The Wellcome Trust, Chelsea College of Art & Design|
|Related Websites:||http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/headon/index3.html, http://www.timoriley.net, http://www.houldsworth.co.uk/exhibition_view.php?id=43&s=1, http://www.rubicongallery.ie/exhibitions/description.php?ExhibitionID=51, http://ps1.org/exhibitions/view/195, http://www.newmediacaucus.org/journal/issues.php?f=papers&time=2008_winter&page=oriley, http://www.icfar.co.uk|
|Related Exhibitions:||'Head On: Art with the Brain in mind', Science Museum, 2002|
|Event Location:||Science Museum, London|
|Date Deposited:||07 Dec 2009 09:24|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2010 15:52|
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