Thomson & Craigshead, Flipped Clock, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Catherine Richards, I scared myself to death/ I could have died of joy, 2000. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Catherine Richards, I scared myself to death/ I could have died of joy, 2000. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Mirror Neurons Installation View at the National Glass Centre, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Catherine Richards, I scared myself to death/ I could have died of joy, 2000. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Catherine Richards, I scared myself to death/ I could have died of joy, 2000. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Thomson & Craigshead, Flipped Clock, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Scott Rogers, Between Nonesuch Place, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Scott Rogers, Between Nonesuch Place, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Mirror Neurons Installation View at the National Glass Centre, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Mirror Neurons Installation View at the National Glass Centre, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

This group exhibition, including work by Catherine Richards, Michael Snow, Scott Rogers, Thomson & Craighead and Simon Pope, draws on ideas of scientific experimentation, media processing, and time delay. Each work acts to slow down our senses of perception, causing within us an awareness of both time passing and our experience of it. The title refers to that fact that we often watch other people interact with responsive art, and mirror their behaviour, consciously or not.

Catherine Richards’ I was scared to death / I could have died of joy features 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. Thomson & Craighead’s Flipped Clock is a modified digital clock display, where each individual digit is rotated by 180-degrees. Simon Pope’s Recall From Memory the Space of Another Gallery is an invitation for the visitor to recall experiences of being in other gallery spaces from memory. The seminal filmmaker Michael Snow’s WVLNT: Wavelength for those who don't have the time. Originally 45 minutes, Now 15! remixes his own seminal work Wavelength.

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

Various Artists: Mirror Neurons

FREE

Preview: Fri 2 March 2012, 3-6pm

Thu 1 March – Sun 20 May 2012

The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland

Liberty Way
Sunderland SR6 0GL
nationalglasscentre.com

Opening Times
Mon – Sun 10am–5pm 

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