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Deep Sea 2016 digital prints multiples
Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips knowledge

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84.1 x 59.4 cm 6 prints, edition 7/7 available $880 each
6 digital inkjet prints on archival paper
Exhibition: enhancement: MAKING SENSE 2016 i3S Instituto de Investigãçao e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
 

 

When the Deep Sea tells us that neuroscience will not be the explanation of everything.

 
This series of 6 digital prints on paper combine the idea of ‘thinking caps‘ (the buzz of invisible ideas that follow us around), EEG caps, sea anemones, industrial models of the body (The Factory Within and the Workshop of the Head), utopian modernist architecture and revolutionary Molluskian Hermaphrohood. The unravelling of models of the body-as-factory from early 20th years is a playful warning to those who believe that neuroscience will explain everything*.

The artworks were part of enhancement: MAKING SENSE curated by Maria Manuela Lopes on show 25 May to 25 July 2016 at the i3S Instituto de Investigãçao e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto.

 
*see for example, Burton, Robert 2013. A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves. New York: St. Martin’s Press.