An exhibition of film, video and environmental construction, the subject of which is Eden, the daughter of artist and film maker Andrew Kotting, the acclaimed director of Gallivant and This Filthy Earth. The exhibition has been developed as a manifestation of a unique Sciart Consortium Production Award winning science/art collaboration which seeks to break out of the castle of the five senses.
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Mapping Perception is an exhibition of film, video and environmental construction, the subject of which is Eden, the daughter of artist and film maker Andrew KÃ¶tting, the acclaimed director of Gallivant and This Filthy Earth. The exhibition has been developed as a manifestation of a unique Sciart Consortium Production Award winning science/art collaboration which seeks to break out of the castle of the five senses.
The Castle of the Five Senses- seeing, hearing, touch, taste and smell - represent the limits of normal human perception
Mapping Perception examines these limits through an investigation of impaired brain function to further understand the mind and body interaction and our relationship with its abnormality. This dual display of what is seen and what courses beneath the surface brings us to the core substance of what we perceive in ourselves and others. It aims to make visible the connections between the scientific and artistic explorations of the human condition, probing the thin membrane between the able and the disabled.
At the heart of Andrew KÃ¶tting, Mark Lythgoe and Giles Lane's project, Mapping Perception is Eden, Andrew's daughter. She was born at Guy's Hospital, London, in 1988 with a rare genetic disorder - Jaubert Syndrome, causing cerebral vermis hypoplasia and several other neurological complications. Eden KÃ¶tting participates in the project as both a catalyst and a cypher for a more general investigation into how we see the world and perceive difference.
Eden lives with her father Andrew and her mother Leila on the Pepys Estate in South East London. She often calls on Mark for advice on how to deal with them. Mark Lythgoe is a neurophysiologist using MRI scanners to investigate childhood illnesses at the lnstitute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Giles Lane is a curator and producer. He runs Proboscis, a nonprofit cultural organisation. Mapping Perception is the result of almost four years of collaboration. Produced by Proboscis, the project results in a film, an installation, a website and a 64pp book & CD-ROM published on the 8th October.
Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information...it is a creative human activity, its geniuses acting more like artists than as information processors Stephen Jay Gould, Ever Since Darwin
preview: Tuesday 8th October, 6pm to 8pm
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The gallery, by the Lake, Southwark Park, Bermondsey, London SE16 2UA.
Signposted from Canada Water Tube/Bus station which is on the Jubilee and East London Lines.
Free entry, the gallery is fully accessible to people with disabilities