Memories of The Invisible

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Explore the Creative Powers of Memory

As part of the exhibition Ars Memoria: Memes for Imagination we cordially invite you for a conversation focussing on the creative processes engaged in remembering, memory-systems and experimental forms of receiving and transmitting ideas.

In the meeting between art and science, associate professor Katrin Heimann from the Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University and Visual Artist Helene Nymann, joins Kunsthal Aarhus in a dialogue about each their interest in memory, cognition and creativity. Furthermore, Heimann and Nymann, will present their intervention Memories of the Invisible, initially made for TATE Modern in London, that bring together ancient memory-techniques, imaginations and scenarios of positive valence, as a way to engage in new narratives and interact with visitors, posing questions such as; how do you remember a positive future?

Do join us for what we expect to be a mind-boggling afternoon!

Katrin Heimann is trained in philosophy and cognitive neuroscience and currently assistant professor at the Interacting Minds Center at Aarhus University where she combines physiological measurements and micro-phenomenology (a guided introspection method) to explore playfulness, aesthetic experiences (with a focus on audiovisual productions and film) and experiences of indifference and care.

Helene Nymann (b. 1982) is a visual artist and artistic research fellow at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University. In her artistic practice Nymann constructs performative environments in which the moving image, sound and sculpture make way for transformative arrays of consciousness, deepening the understanding of the fundamental aspects, by which we process information, store knowledge and create memories. In 2018, her project ‘Memories of Sustainable Futures: Remembering in the Digital Age’ was awarded the Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen grant for artistic research, supervised by professor Andreas Roepstorff and in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus.

Ars Memoria – Memes for Imagination, Helene Nymann, Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal
Ars Memoria – Memes for Imagination, Helene Nymann, Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal