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Augmented Body, Altered Mind at Garter Lane, 14 & 15 Feb, 2024

As part of the Augmented Body, Altered Mind tour the exhibition will travel to Garter Lane, Waterford.

Public Talk with AlanJames Burns: Wed 14 Feb, 6.30pm
Public Access to Exhibition: Thurs 15 Feb, 3:30 – 5pm

Admission is free, but places limited. Booking is highly recommended.
To book: www.garterlane.ie / 051 855038

Augmented Body, Altered Mind is a collaborative, interactive artwork that weaves a brain-computer interface with a projected audiovisual environment discussing the effect of climate change on people with lived experience of disability, with a particular focus on neurodivergence and the unique perspectives that these communities have on climate change. Augmented Body, Altered Mind examines correlations between the natural world, neurology, philosophy, and neurodivergence. By wearing a Brain-Computer Interface headset, the audience becomes immersed in evocative imagery and soundscapes as their brainwaves guide undulating, amorphous visuals and scripted audio-dialogue to shift and merge.

This event at Garter Lane is funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Touring Award 2022 and Creative Ireland under the Creative Climate Action Strand 2: Ignite, 2023-2025. The project was first commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival 2022 following the earlier development of a prototype Open Mind, Closed System for Carlow Arts Festival 2021. The work was developed further for The Earth Vision London 2022. The project has been funded and supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Arts and Disability Ireland, Arts Council England and Insight Centre for Data Analytics DCU.

The artwork has been co-created by AlanJames Burns (lead artist), Carys D. Coburn and Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan (writing), Michael Riordan (composition), and collective Ibragim (digital visuals).


Augmented Body, Altered Mind has accessibility built into its design and the project team is committed to making the event as accessible as possible.




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