Extreme Imagination

Bracey, Andrew (2019) Extreme Imagination. In: Extreme Imagination - Inside the Mind's Eye. The University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Extreme Imagination
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A small percentage of the population do not experience mental imagery; another minority experience particularly vivid mental imagery. Both groups include artists, writers, and designers. Extreme Imagination – inside the mind’s eye presents their work.

Hosted in 2019 by Tramway, Glasgow, and then Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, the exhibition challenges long-held beliefs about what it means to be creative. Bracey was a contributing artist to exhibition and catalogue.

The accompanying catalogue presents full-colour reproductions of the work alongside accounts of the artists’ working processes, plus essays by the Eye’s Mind research team on the art, science, and philosophy of imagining.

An innovative design by Valle Walkley means the book can be read in both directions – the texts running one way and images of the work running the other – reflecting the distinction between aphantasia and hyperphantasia.

Marrying form and content, the catalogue offers cutting edge insights into cognitive diversity and explores its implications for the history and practice of art.

Keywords:aphantasia, art
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
ID Code:35616
Deposited On:09 Apr 2019 14:27

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