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Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

BOOK BY PHONE: 0191 568 9700

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Mirror Neurons

1 March - 20 May 2012

Preview Friday 2 March, 3-6pm
Artists' and Curator's Talk, 6.15pm

This group exhibition including work by Catherine Richards, Michael Snow, Scott Rogers and others, draws on ideas of scientific experimentation, media processing, and time delay. As part of 'AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible', this exhibition lingers on how we perceive and are drawn in by artworks, both in terms of physical action and mental interaction. The title refers to the fact that with responsive art, we often watch how others interact with it, and mirror their behaviour, consciously or not. The works on view act to slow down our sense of perception, causing within us an awareness of both the time passing and our experience of it.

The exhibition’s key works include Catherine Richards’ I was scared to death / I could have died of joy featuring glass replicas of the brain, which react to your presence with pulses of electromagnetic light. Scott Rogers’ Between Nonesuch Place juxtaposes an actual non-functioning glass object; a ‘self-flowing flask’ with its virtual working counterpart. The exhibition also includes seminal work by Michael Snow among other projects by Simon Pope and Thomson & Craighead.

Curated by Sarah Cook. Supported by CRUMB and The University of Sunderland.

Join curator, Sarah Cook, and artists Catherine Richards and Scott Rogers after the exhibition preview on Friday 2 March at 6.15pm to learn more about their work.

Mirror Neurons is accompanied by an exhibition of work by Joe Winter, also part of 'AV Festival 2012: As Slow As Possible'. Visit the Joe Winter exhibition page.

Read the Guardian's review of Mirror Neurons

Further information

Part of AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible International Festival of Art, Technology, Music and Film 1 - 31 March 2012 Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Sunderland

Take a video tour of Mirror Neurons with curator Sarah Cook

FREE Related Events:

AV Festival exhibition tours, Saturdays 10, 17 & 24 March:  Starting at the NGCA at 1pm. Informal two-hour tours of all the Sunderland AV12 exhibitions. See the AV Festival website for more information.

Join us for a programme of FREE events to mark Slow Art Day, Saturday 28 April; an internationally celebrated day to encourage longer engagement, and encounters with art.



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