Date(s) - 14/02/2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garter Lane Arts Centre
AlanJames Burns produces collaborative, interactive, socially engaged and site-specific exhibitions. The focal points of their artistic and curatorial practice are disability, climate change and the human mind.
Augmented Body, Altered Mind is a collaborative, interactive artwork weaving a brain-computer interface with an audiovisual environment. Created by environmental artist AlanJames Burns, the work celebrates neurodivergence and addresses the disproportionate impact of climate change on individuals with disabilities. In Augmented Body, Altered Mind, you can wear a small headset and interact with visuals and audio. The headset is activated by the electricity in your brain. Because everyone’s brain is different, each experience of the artwork is unique.
For more information, please visit: www.alanjamesburns.com/augmented
Artist’s statement: AlanJames Burns, is a neurodivergent and environmental artist and curator producing interactive, socially engaged and site-specific exhibitions. The focal points of their artistic practice are disability, climate change and the human mind. AlanJames Burns works highly collaboratively with other visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and scientists through their projects.
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.