Helen Mac Mahon – ILLUSION, Discovery Place, Carolina

Exhibitions Involving Ormond 2014, Uncategorized

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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

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