Susan Aldworth: Scribing the Soul

Susan Aldworth: Scribing the Soul
Library Shelf Location 18.ALDW
Publication Date Jan 2008
Description Susan Aldworth's art explores the nature of consciousness. In 1999, the experience of observing her brain live on a monitor during a diagnostic brain scan triggered an ongoing fascination with the relationship between the physical brain and the sense of self. Since then Aldworth has worked and collaborated with doctors, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, etchers, artists and musicians in pursuit of this elusive subject. She has observed numerous brain scans in hospitals and undergone research brain scans herself to try to make sense of the material basis of personality. In parallel with these investigations she has experimented with etching techniques in collaboration with master etcher Nigel Oxley and developed a radical method whose chemical processes are analogous to those in the brain that might be responsible for personality. Aldworth also works with animated film, digital print and light installation. Scribing the Soul is the result of her tracking consciousness over the past seven years.
ISBN 9780955811302
Quantity 2
Pages 48
Authors Gill Saunders, Paul Broks, Robert Mason
Format Paperback
Publisher Susan Aldworth
Related Artist Susan Aldworth
Categories Printmaking, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Language English

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