Center for Consciousness Studies
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
ART EXHIBITION of works related to the nature of
April 4-8, 2006
curated by Brian Felsen
sculpture and a few surprises
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Reporting the so-called “stream of consciousness” is famously difficult. A first-person report is necessarily intrusive, unreliable, and unverifiable. Words alone are linear and slow. The terms and metaphors of folk psychology often are coarse and misleading. This exhibit features artists developing a new artistic language to notate and express the subjective experience of consciousness.
Our project is to work with a new system of tropes to model the contents and “feel” of conscious experience. Our art illustrates the multi-layered complexity of the brain’s processing systems and recursive structures. Throughout our work, we show how the experience of consciousness emerges from the clamor of competing voices within the parliamentary chamber of the mind – in the same way it does between the “voices” of two people in a relationship or artistic collaboration.
SPECIAL RECEPTION – 7:30PM WED. AND FRI.
The opera singer Elif Savas will sing two new works. Refreshments will be served.