Extreme Imagination: Inside the Mind's Eyeexhibition 30 Mar – 2 Jun 2019, 10:00 – 17:00
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Exeter EX4 3RX
- Free, no advance booking required.
When you daydream, remember, or
think of someone you know, do you see a picture in your mind? Is it extremely
clear and vivid, foggy or non-existent? If you had no image at all in your
mind’s eye, would this affect your work if you were an artist?
The exhibition at RAMM, Extreme Imagination:
Inside the Mind’s Eye, explores these
questions through the work of 22 artists with aphantasia (no inner visual
imagery) and hyperphantasia (its opposite).
These new terms came out of
research carried out by the University of Exeter Medical School in 2015, which
identified the wide spectrum of variation in our imaginations. It became clear
that artists, writers, architects and designers were not held back by an
absence of internal visual imagery- far from it- and this has prompted a
re-examination of the creative processes we all use.
Come and explore your assumptions about the imaginative world of artists in this exhibition of paintings, videos, sculpture, millinery and more. Test the vividness of your own mind’s eye and challenge your preconceptions about how we use the imagination in art making.
All are welcome to attend. Entry is free.
For more details, please click here.
Arranged in collaboration with the University of Exeter Medical School with funding from the AHRC.
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