William McKeown, The Extended Mind
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
2 November 2019 - 1 Februray 2020
'The Extended Mind' proposes that our mind – that is our thoughts, reasoning, perception, imagination, intelligence, emotion and experience – is not simply contained within our brains. These things all take place through our bodies and the broader world, enabled by all the tools, technologies, institutions, materials and techniques we might use to orientate our understanding of ourselves.
From shadow puppetry of extinct animals, to videos exploring the impact of electromagnetic waves on our thoughts and cultures, to robots that learn through contact and the idea that digital technology is driving us towards a new collective sense of self, 'The Extended Mind' is set across a diverse series of journeys to other real and imagined places.
Curated by Miranda Anderson, Tessa Giblin and James Clegg.
'The Extended Mind' is funded by The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Myriam Lefkowitz's off-site project Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh) is funded by Creative Scotland.