Influence of neuroscience on art explored in talk Jan. 23

Associate Professor Kate Mondloch will discuss new media artist Mariko Mori’s multimedia installation “Wave UFO” during a talk at noon January 23 in the Jane Grant Conference Room, 330 Hendricks Hall, 1408 University Street, on the UO campus. The presentation is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mondloch is associate professor and director of graduate studies at the UO Department of the History of Art and Architecture. Her talk is entitled “Mind Over Matter: Mariko Mori and the Neuroscientific Turn.”

Mori’s work is “a provocative entry into debates about the increasing influence of the brain sciences” in art, says Mondloch, a Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) faculty affiliate who received a 2010 CSWS Faculty Research Grant in support of her research.

Mori is a Japanese video and photographic artist. “Wave UFO” is a six-ton dome where the visitor, once inside, can see projected paintings reworked with computer graphics and transformed into photographs.

The talk is sponsored by the CSWS. For more information contact or call (541) 346-5015.

"Wave UFO" dome
Above: Mariko Mori, “Wave UFO,” Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong & Paris.