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“Neuro-Rhumba”

As an exercise in learning to write explicit instructions, schoolchildren are often assigned the task of describing how to make something as simple as a sandwich. Every action, every step must be accounted for. This seems overwhelmingly simple, but even the brightest students forget to instruct the sandwich makers to pick up their knives or set down the head of lettuce. They take for granted those actions that seem intuitive, or unnecessary to iterate. So too do we take for granted just how involved and complex our brains’ processes are, so much so that the average person couldn’t explain to you just how it is that they are able to read the letters on this page.

Humans have a complicated relationship with their brains. We know our brain is there, constantly churning, responsible for everything we do, but we rarely give it credit in everyday situations. We go on about left brain this, right brain that, take IQ tests on shady websites blinking with advertisements for online college degrees… but in reality, most of us have no idea just how our body gets up and functions every morning. We understand that physically, the brain is an organ that functions as the coordinator of the central nervous system. But how many of us actively consider each day that this coil of mush in our heads is responsible for every flicker, twitch, tear, hop, and connection that we’ve ever had, or thought about having, or dreamed of having, or didn’t realize we had. Even as the prime mover of human experience, the brain rarely takes a bow at the end of the day. [...Read more ↓ ]

"Neuro-Rhumba" at island6 ShGarden
 
“Neuro-Rhumba”
神经元的伦巴舞步
Shanghai
DATES From December 19th, 2014 to March 19th, 2015
VERNISSAGE Friday 19th of December, from 7 to 10pm
CURATION Kathleen McCampbell & Ryan Nimmo
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
SCENOGRAPHY Jean Le Guyader
MUSIC Pan Daijing 潘岱静
VIDEO Video Documentation by Irmantas Bortnikas & Adrian Tyus, with a music score by David Poppell
VIDEO “Neurons” by Shanghai Documentary Channel
RESEARCH Fred Farrow, Adrian Tyus, Andrea Nardini, Jiang Linping 江琳萍, Lin Zang 臧琳
ART RESEARCH Jin Yun 金云, Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师
COORDINATION Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁, Adam Hsieh 谢昕
VENUE island6 ShGarden, 50 Moganshan Road, building #7, G/F, Shanghai
ARTISTS

island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

BEER SPONSOR Greene King
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Most of us don't give much thought to that thing that actually generates thoughts... the brain. In their introspective new exhibition, "Neuro-Rhumba," the Liu Dao collective shines a neon light on the dance floor of that incredible ball of squiggles, that prime mover of human experience, to visually muse how and why we relate to art. (read more >>>)

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