The Brain

Still from The Brain (2015) Christina Read

Curated by artist Christina Read and commissioned by CIRCUIT, The Brain is an idiosyncratic spatial and conceptual diagram of a brain, using video to map questions both academic and amateur.

Situated within a sculptural platform conceived and constructed by Paul Cullen, 15 single channel video works explore themes including landscapes of perception and cognition, tangible thoughts, altered states, phantom limbs, the wandering mind, TV brains, dream archives, memory files, and the body in movement. The majority of works in The Brain sit within a construction designed by sculptor Paul Cullen and are made from a combination of scaffolding, steel rods, semi-transparent plastic sheets and projection walls. Works are positioned and grouped intuitively and logically to represent different aspects of the brain.

Participating artists include: Megan Dunn, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Ronnie Van Hout, Laresa Kosloff, Owen Kydd, Sonya Lacey, Colie Leung, Richard Maloy, Michael Nicholson, Kim Pieters, Rachel Shearer, Daniel Von Sturmer, Rainer Weston and Layne Waerea.

The Brain is accompanied by a publication designed by Split Fountain including an introduction from curator Christina Read and an essay by Ron Sadan.

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, 14 August–15 November 2015