The Extended Mind

Group Exhibition

02.11.2019–01.02.2020: Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

With: Gianfranco Baruchello, Marcus Coates, Marjolijn Dijkman, Nikolaus Gansterer, Joseph Grigely, Agnieszka Kurant & John Menick, Myriam Lefowitz, Daria Martin, William McKeown, Goro Murayama, Angelo Plessas, Magali Reus.

‘The Extended Mind’ proposes that our cognition – that is our mind, thoughts, reasoning, perception, imagination, intelligence, emotion and experience – does not just take place within our brains. It also takes place through our bodies and the broader world and enabled by all the tools, technologies, institutions, materials and techniques we might use to orientate our understanding of where we are in the world.

From shadow puppetry of extinct animals, to videos exploring the impact of electromagnetic waves on our thoughts and cultures, to robots that learn through contact and the idea that digital technology is driving us towards a new collective sense of self, ‘The Extended Mind’ is set across a diverse series of journeys to other real and imagined places.

Curated by Miranda Anderson, Tessa Giblin and James Clegg.

‘The Extended Mind’ is funded by The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Myriam Lefkowitz’s off-site project Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh) is funded by Creative Scotland.