The Mind Science Foundation
117 West El Prado Drive
San Antonio, TX, 78212, USA
Tel: (210) 821-6094
5:30 Cocktail Reception
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Capturing Visual Consciousness: A Tale of Two Eyes, One Brain, One Hand and One Pen
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The shape of one's own protruding nose, and it's subtle yet constant presence in one's visual field, has a lot to do with the way visual art has "shaped up" over the centuries. Not only that, as one looks past their nose their two eyes view the world from the center points of two spheres. Furthermore, the automatic (and age old) cooperation of one's two eyes, as they integrate their separate images inside the brain to construct three dimensional space, can be utilized in a yet uncharted manner to produce an optically accurate "scan" of one's visual consciousness, output with a pen onto paper, without any mathematics, man-made lenses, or mirrors. The prehistoric biological technologies humans are born with (the eyes, the hand, and brain) are all that's needed to record space exactly as humans see it, which is to say, to externalize a tangible cross section of the brain's cognition of the electromagnetic field that hums before our eyes.
Alarmingly, this radically new approach to capturing visual consciousness has just been uncovered in the 21st century. Given that humans are born with the tools needed, why didn't this discovery predate western optical studies dating back to before the Renaissance?
Presenting an account of how the Oakes brothers arrived at this new drawing method, this presentation will illuminate fundamental perceptual truths regarding the spherical nature of human vision, will re-examine the canon of western perspective, and will introduce the most naturalistic mode of drawing visual space to date.
Colorado-born visual artists and twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes have been engaged in conversation since they were children. They've had the chance to verbalize their respective experience of reality to each other since toddler-hood. This has led to a body of jointly built art pieces that address human vision, light, perception, and the experience of space and depth in the particular way they've come to understand it. The Oakes' will be exhibiting new drawings that introduce shading into their technical lexicon and sculptures which articulate their innovative understanding of human vision. Previous exhibitions include a residency at the Getty Center in LA last year and exhibitions at EMPAC, the Field Museum in Chicago, and the North Dakota Museum of Art.