Art and science share a similar starting point: curiosity.
Like our partner KNAW says:
“Between the work of a scientific researcher and that of an artist are many similarities. For both, wonder and passion are the most important drivers to achieve excellence and creativity is a crucial medium to pursue this ambition. In science as well as art, practical use is not a necessity, originality is.”
Whether it is useful or not, an increasing amount of proof is found to establish that looking at art and working on it, is healing. In If You Are Not There, Where Are You? we are developing a method to work with children who have absences. For this, we are collaborating with the Professorship of Performative Processes at the HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
By now our group of collaborative partners is growing. You can find them under WHO.
There is an interest in our method from London, New York and Athens. In the course of 2017 and 2018 we will start linking children to artists there as well, to map experiences. We are open to new collaborations. Please contact us via email.
“We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well.”
Scroll through these pictures, using the arrows.
Here you’ll find a collection of optical illusions. You can control your brain to determine what you see: Is it a duck, or a hare? Move your head up and down when you’re looking at the pictures… Where is the movement coming from? The pictures? Or is it your head? Does the ball emerge from the black and white background; is it embedded or lying on top of it? We will compose a library of these images.