Art & Neuroscience

Group show of artist and scientist collaborations

The Brain Health Centre, Hunter Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin – 22 July – 9 August 2013

A collaboration along with scientist Dr Lucia Schoderbock and artist Kristin Peren

Slide 1

Slide 1

Baby’s first steps…or the scent of jonquils as a harbinger of spring… these are memories we treasure in life that connect our past to the present and define our identity. But what happens when memories fade – seized through brain injury or disease and get frozen in time? Both Kristin and Marion grew up in a period when family slide shows were a nostalgic reminder of days gone by. The Slide series revisions the slide format with manipulated images sourced from Lucia’s research on adult neurogenesis in memory formation and retrieval.

Our senses were filled with wonder, free to wander, to imagine.

Slide 4 in mount

Slide 4 in mount

Images 46 x 69cm digitally printed on Hahnemeule paper. Edition of five. Framed 100 x 100 cm

Lucia gave us the opportunity to photograph her laboratory slides through the microscope. These images relate to her research on the rescue of memory after brain injury. The encounter was both insightful and hopeful. This was a fascinating and surreal experience resulting in a printed series of manipulated images.

Lucia's slide of the microscopic neurons of the brain

A detail of Lucia’s slide showing neurons in the brain

See the EyeContact review.

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