“What is happening to our brain?” Conference

This week the academy held their annual conference-festival for lectures and performances, this year the theme has been the brain.

It was interesting.  I enjoyed specifically a presentation by the artist Mette Edverdsen who is part of a project called “Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine” where a group of artists commit to memorise a book by heart and thereby “become” the book and perform by reciting the book to a “reader” in one-to-one sessions.

This is an example of a “performative practice” that is ongoing.

It is also political in a way. Memory is radical today. To have information or to be information?

 

More about the conference:

http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/calendar/events/rietveld-studium-generale-what-is-happening-to-our-brain

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