In the performance lecture CERTAINLY UNCERTAIN, the artist Eva Meyer-Keller searches for new perspectives on perception in the field of neuroscience. Is perception something that happens to us or something we do? How can the brain know what we see? Is there a difference between perception and experience? What changes result from existential crises and what possibilities are opened up by the experience of pain? What does experiencing a crisis mean on a neuroscientific level? Characterised by a deliberate disregard for the boundaries between sense and nonsense or personal and scientific, the performance utilises the excess material that unintentionally arose from the process of artistic/scientific research. Through a rigorous insistence on doing-as-thinking, the random gesture becomes a choreography of thinking-in-relation between the first single-celled organisms on the planet, towards complex neural structures and the effects of these structures on the artist's immediate experience. With the results of excess material, unfinished stories, and open questions, CERTAINLY UNCERTAIN begins to lay a performative narrative mosaic of fragile remnants, only to jumble it up again immediately afterwards.
CONCEPT & PERFORMANCE
Emilia Schlosser, Jules Urban
Gulia Messia, Emilia Schlosser
The event is part of the Arnsberg Summer of Culture in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Arnsberg. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture.