Exhibition “Art Extends Lives” offers new experiences for the viewer to trigger new sensations.
The exhibition in Liepāja, Piltenes Street 5 (entrance from the back of the building), is open to visitors from December 2nd until December 20.
Wednesday – Friday 14.00 – 19.00
Saturday – Sunday 12.00 – 18.00
A maximum of 6 people can be in the exhibition premises at the same time,
face masks must be worn indoors.
Our understanding of reality comes from external impulses that the brain receives in the form of electrical signals, and the brain uses these signals to construct our “reality.” Neuroscientist David Eagleman studies human perceptions of time using scientific methods to explain why in risky situations we feel that the time moves slower and why, as we get older, we feel the opposite – as if the time moves ever faster.
As the human brain process new experiences and new information slower, we have the feeling that the moment is moving slower. Eglmann compares this process to the processes that take place in computers – when a computer processes information, it does not waste time and energy reprocessing repetitive information. Therefore, for people in childhood, when their days are filled with new experiences and discoveries, time goes relatively slower than in old age, when people do, see, experience the same day of the day.
In order to prolong their lives, people need to stimulate their brains on a daily basis with new experiences, using all the senses available to them. Art can be used to create new experiences.
The works of art on display in the exhibition provide an opportunity to experiment and manipulate space, the environment and perception. Works in which we reflect on our way of life, perception, state of mind, relations with the modern world, environment and various processes. Visitors will see various art research projects that will visualize different processes and show alternative visions of life.
Artists: Paula Vītola, Andrejs Poikāns, Anna Priedola, Maija Demitere, Rogier Jupjin, Diana Lelis, Krista Dintere, Līga Vēlņa, Ieva Vīksne, Ivo Tauriņš.
Please enjoy other online exhibitions organized by MPLab and ASTE:
ARS Electronica exhibition in Liepaja: resort.mplab.lv
Group exhibition for private viewing: undeleted.mplab.lv
Foto, video blog: brivs.aste.gallery
Update BACKUP is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of European Union, Liepaja city municipality administration, Kurzeme Planning Region, State Culture Capital Foundation and Liepaja University.