Monday, 24 August 2009

incomplete, yet with absolutely no sense of loss





etchings by Susan Aldworth
Susan Aldworth's art explores the nature of consciousness. In 1999, the experience of observing her brain live on a monitor during a diagnostic brain scan triggered an ongoing fascination with the relationship between the physical brain and the sense of self. Since then Aldworth has worked and collaborated with doctors, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, etchers, artists and musicians in pursuit of this elusive project. She has observed numerous brain scans in hospitals and undergone research brain scans herself to try to make sense of the material basis of personality. In parallel with these investigations she has experimented with etching techniques in collaboration with master etcher Nigel Oxley and developed a radical method whose chemical processes are analogous to those in the brain that might be responsible for personality.

Found at but does it float, my favourite blog right now.

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