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Experience in progress

EXPERIENCE IN PROGRESS, 35x50mm badge in 60×80 Foil printed box, text insert and authenticity statement / signed edition of 100. [buy it here]

I made this badge to celebrate a chance occurrence that has had a lasting effect on my work ever since. Back in 2006, I was working with electro-genic fish at the Centre des neuroscience [CNRS] near Paris. Frustrated and stuck, I went for a walk, aimlessly wandering the corridors. I noticed a sign on a laboratory door saying “Experience en cours” ( ‘experiment in progress’). I took this photo. Moments later on the way back, I found the door was ajar. I knocked on it and peeped in. I ended up having a fascinating conversation with a scientist about how electric fish build an electrical image of their world. This set many chains of thoughts in motion; Crucially, I began thinking about my work in terms of experience. I started involving human participants in the experiments as part of my work. This moment was a nexus point that ultimately led to my current project investigating anomalous perceptual experience. The first badges were created for a workshop at X-Gallery @ljmuarts @rogueartists_studios and @g39cardiff. #experienceinprogress

I had the badges created for the [re]Mapping perception workshop next week…

The Workshop as Art: Insight into the subjective experience of perceptual illusion through an expanded art practice

instructions: To explore the exhibition, roll over the drawing above and click on the links; this will take you through a series of pages that constitutes the exhibition each page will contain this same image. If you get lost in the blog, you can return to the exhibition via the ‘PHD EXHIBITION’ link in the main menu at the top of the page. See exhibition press release>>>

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