ONE THOUSAND MINDREADERS
A COLLABORATIVE ARTWORK BY STUART NOLAN
Friday 16 March 2018
LEARN THE SKILL OF MUSCLE READING AND BECOME A MINDREADER
Could you draw what someone else is thinking, or find an object they have hidden, just from the movement of their hands? Learn how at One Thousand Mindreaders.
One Thousand Mindreaders is a project from artist, performer, and creative technologist Stuart Nolan. Throughout 2018, Stuart will be training 1,000 people in the skill of muscle reading, in sessions across the UK, Europe, and in the US.
During his workshop at Lighthouse, participants will learn to sense the subconscious movements of another person’s hands in order to recreate a drawing they are thinking of or find an object they have hidden.
The project will culminate in an exhibition of the drawings and found objects in 2019. Trainee Mindreaders will also be offered the opportunity to demonstrate their new skills at a series of performances throughout 2018 and 2019.
Previously Magician in Resident at Pervasive Media Studio, Stuart combines traditional disciplines of deception with innovative and questionable technology. One Thousand Mindreaders draws on Stuart’s previous artworks and research and development with a number of partners. As well as working with scientists at the University of Bristol to investigate the science behind muscle reading, Stuart’s show, Season of Sleeps, based on the technique, premiered at the 2015 Venice Biennale, and was later staged at Aspex Gallery Portsmouth.
One Thousand Mindreaders is presented in partnership with Storythings.
Date: Friday 16 March 2018
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Tickets: Free, but please register as places are limited.
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