You are cordially invited to attend the web launch of
Artbrain.org #3 was created in 1997 as an internet site by artist Warren
Neidich, New York and London, and curator
Nathalie Angles, New York and Paris, to post
works of visual art, film,
writing, architecture, that interfaced with ideas
generally considered the territory of Neuroscience.
Works that did not simply illustrate scientific facts but attempted to research brain matter and mind through
aesthetic paradigms which generated new possibilities and created new kinds of unlikely
linkages. This has had a profound effect on artistic practice
itself. It has reached beyond its own history, which
was formerly locked into discussions of sensation, perception and cognition to include
ideas such as plasticity, networks and sampling. The
result of this expanded reach and hybridization are new methods for exploring what it means to become and the underlying
foundation/code of this web site is essentially about a dynamic subjectivity that is open.
A becoming that is not simply generated by the materiality of the brain but instead is wrapped up in a
co-evolutionary process between itself and culture what is called The Cultured
Brain. As such, artbrain.org
as it employs the platform of Neuroaesthetics addresses the discussion that surrounds
bio-political systems and sovereignty.
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The website consists of The Journal of Neuroaesthetics and Net Space
The Journal of Neuroaesthetics will publish the proceedings of two
Buildings and Brains" which took part at UCLA School of Art,
Los Angeles in 2003 and "The Phantom Limb:
The Aesthetic, Cultural and Philosophic Implications"
held at Goldsmiths College, London,
2005. Netspace Gallery will feature the exhibition
"Conceptual Art as a Neurobiological Praxis" which
took place at the Thread Waxing Space in New York City in 1999. It features the
work of such artists as Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick,
Ricki Albende, Thomas Ruff, Grennan and
Sperandio, Uta Barth, Spencer
Finch, Mathew Ritchie, Carl
Fudge, Charlene Von Heyle and others.
The web launch is part of a series events surrounding the Neuroaesthetics Conference to be held at Goldsmiths
College, London on May 20 and 21st which has also been organized by Warren Neidich
with assistance from Charlie Gere, Institute for Cultural
Research, Lancaster University.