Art and Conscious of Mind – Workshop with James Green

The Unseen Art:

-How can art be used to show unseen things?
-Communicate with unseen things?
-Why do people see things and how to make it into art?

KEY WORDS:

  • Entopic Imagery – things caused by your body. Physical things getting in the way of your vision

Munch, was injured eye senses and had his vision affected by a blob of blood blocking light coming into his eye. Began seeing images of black crows, skulls.. but really it was just a blob of blood. seeing something from something what is not.

  • Hypnagogic Imagery -Imagery is extraordinary vivid that people experience what are called hallucinations.

Patterns that you see when you are about to go to sleep. I guess your brain is relaxing..seeing people at the end of your bed, shadows, patterns..

  • Animism

The doctrine of souls and in its wider sense, doctrine of spiritual beings in general. Placing personality onto objects such as children playing dolls and believing they have souls. Masks used for rituals. Naming cars, etc.

Very strange thinking that most people would not cut the eyes out of a photo of their mother, even thought its just a piece of paper. Spiritual sense.

  • Mediumship

Spirits who get in contact with you, eg, Magde Gill (1882-1961). She started drawing huge drawings in a way of contacting spirits. Connecting into another dimensional world.

  • UFOs

‘Flying Sources’, split vision. Going back to 1950s and people still being in a world full of WW2.  A lot of industrialisation. Quiet new. People started seeing things.

  • Hallucinations

Due to substances etc. Oliver Sacks ‘Hallucinations’

 

Very interesting workshop that made us wonder upon what visions we may have had. Also a visually interesting part of 2001:Space Odyssey – very interesting manipulation of colours and video editing.

 

Art and Conscious of Mind – Workshop with Anne Bhushan

This workshop was very calming and self orientated. We started the session with a bit of meditation, counting our breaths and concentrating on the air entering and leaving our noses. This led us to discuss about being in a trans and how this type of meditation helps us be creative and totally emerged in what we are doing. Having sense of peace and happiness. One point of focus whilst painting. Mind completely present of a mind – being in the zone.

The level of consciousness goes up.. from a bacteria to human.

95% of our mind is unconscious. Unconscious mind makes the most decisions.

In the east the sit of consciousness is in the heart not the brain which is very interesting.

We did some activities based on Enso – symbolises the universe and mu (the void)

 

 

 

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Art and Conscious of Mind – Lecture 1

I am glad I was able to take part in this field option as I plan to connect the ideas discussed to  my dissertation and my subject,too.

What is conscious? – being aware of everything . Art and mind define what humans are. What bonds them together.

Inside there is a brain and in the brain something happens called conscious when looking at the real world which is formless. Our brain makes it into forms.

We form our ideas through senses only because nervous system happens only.

Our brains are able to re-create imagery or create new images when placed in unknown situations. Like looking at abstract art. When we look at Kandinsky’s paintings our brain creates visual indeterminacy (which was what Kandinsky wanted to achieve).  Therefore our brains sees things that aren’t there depending on coherent memories.

-Visual space full of information and coherent but not being able to clarify. Recognisable and unrecognisible.-

The world we perceive is essentially formless and objectless. It is indeterminate we impose boundaries, separations, on that indeterminate flux and pick out objects and forms that are meaningful to us. 

“The world we perceive is essentially formless and
objectless, it is indeterminate
We impose boundaries, separations, on that
indeterminate flux and pick out objects and forms that
are meaningful to us
This does not mean, however, those objects and forms
are there in any permanent or absolute sense,
independently of our perceiving them
The most primordial object we determine from this
perceptual flux is our own being, out sense of self, from
which all other distinctions flow” – Varela