Helen Mac Mahon – ILLUSION, Discovery Place, Carolina

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Ormond member Helen Mac Mahon will have work in ‘ILLUSION’, the Science Gallery’s touring exhibition that opens in Discovery Place, Charlotte, Carolina tomorrow.

‘ILLUSION is a perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists. ILLUSION shows that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality of what our eyes observe.

Gaze into a mirror and morph into your inner animal at All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures. Delicate Boundaries creates a space that allows the worlds inside our digital devices to move into the physical realm as bugs crawl off the screen and onto your body and Counter, using a trompe l’oeil effect, tries to convince us that a two dimensional object is actually three dimensions.

More artworks and interactive demonstrations will offer further insight into the human mind through an exploration of the motivations and mechanisms of sensory deception’.

ILLUSION was curated by psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman; researched by deception artist Paul Gleeson, who is also the world’s youngest professional escapologist; and created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, pioneers of the Global Science Gallery Network.

More information on the exhibition can be found here http://www.discoveryplace.org/museum/exhibit/39/ILLUSION

Published by Ormond Art Studios

Ormond Studios is an artist-led initiative in Dublin city and is a platform for emerging visual artists. It supports the development of arts practice through affordable studio provision, critical discourse and space for events, residencies and exhibitions. The physical studios consists of eight individual artist's spaces along with a separate area that serves as the Project Space. The Project Space offers scope for work on a larger scale, embodied practice and experimentation. It is in this space that feedback sessions, events and exhibitions happen. We believe that critical discourse is hugely beneficial to developing a professional arts practice and essential to a dynamic arts community. Ormond Studios encourages members to open up their practise to peer critique and facilitates lively feedback sessions, residencies, and information/skills sharing initiatives. We believe in collaboration and connect with other creative initiatives to develop a network of support for artist‐led endeavours in Dublin and beyond. For more information please contact us at ormondartists@gmail.com Ormond Art Studios is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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