Westport Arts Center Presents:
April 10th – May 25th, 2006
Being informed about the progress that the neurosciences have made in the last two decades has significant consequences for the public at large. An educated scientific knowledge allows a more considered perception of the immediate benefits and dangers that can be drawn from scientific study. More importantly, it allows a balanced appreciation of the social and ethical issues raised by the new technologies. With this in mind, we would like to bring science and the public together. The interaction of art, science and society is recognized internationally as an essential avenue for innovation and intervention, and as a way to explore, envision and critique possible futures. The works in this exhibition bear reference to the philosophical and social significance of neuroscience findings and procedures. And because museums and art galleries are social spaces, they afford an opportunity where the cultural imaginary can meet the obsessively rational.