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Augmented Body Altered Mind at Westival, 26-30 Oct, 2023

As part of Westival Arts Festival, Augmented Body Altered Mind opens at Custom House Studios + Gallery
26 Oct – 30 Oct; Launch: Thursday 26 Oct, 6pm

Augmented Body Altered Mind is an interactive exhibition that brings together art, science and technology, inviting audiences to visualise the way they think and how their brains work.

Delving into the climate challenge and tech-growth narratives, Augmented Body, Altered Mind examines correlations between the natural world, neurology, philosophy, and neurodivergence.
Immersed in a projected environment and multi-channel soundscape, visitors are invited to co-create the artwork in real-time by wearing a brain-sensing headset that detects electric signals generated by different brain waves. By doing so, audiences control evocative visuals reminiscent of environmental, neurological, and biological imagery and patterns.

The artwork has been co-created by Dylan Coburn Gray and Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan (writing), Michael Riordan (composition), and collective Ibragim (digital visuals). The project is generously supported by Arts Council England, Culture Ireland and Arts and Disability Ireland.

Augmented Body, Altered Mind was commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival 2022 following a prototype Open Mind, Closed System for Carlow Arts Festival 2021. The work was developed further for the Earth Vision London 2022. Augmented Body, Altered Mind was been funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Ireland and Arts and Disability Ireland.


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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