Patterns of Connection
About the project
Patterns of Connection is a collaboration between artist Marysa Dowling and neuroscientists Catherine Perrodin and Liam Browne. In our partnership, we have been exploring the contrasts and connections between the artistic and scientific processes and where they meet.
Marysa Dowling’s photographic practice centres on human behaviour and communication, exploring how we communicate and relate to each other and our environments. Catherine Perrodin is a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist, whose research focuses on understanding how the brain enables us to use the sounds of our voices to communicate with each other. Liam Browne is a neuroscientist interested in how the brain makes sense of the world around us through our skin - examining how behaviour is shaped by pain and touch.
Over the last 6 months, we have been collaborating with women and their children from the Shpresa Programme, a Newham-based charity that supports and celebrates the contributions of Albanian refugees and migrants to UK society. Together, we have started to explore how we experience the world, and connect with each other and our local environment using sound, vision and touch. To capture the fleeting nature of nonverbal communication, we play with a variety of imaging and sound-monitoring techniques inspired by those used in neuroscience laboratories and brought into our families’ daily environment. Works have been co-created over a series of online and in-person sessions in and around Stratford and Waltham Forest.
About the artists
Join the festival
Free, Open daily:
The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, E3 4QY
29 April - 8 May, 11:00 - 18:00
NO BOOKING NEEDED. More details on the location and accessibility
Patterns of Connection
Sat 7 May, 14:00 - 16:00
Patterns of Connection is a collaboration between artist Marysa Dowling and neuroscientists Catherine Perrodin and Liam Browne. In our partnership, we have been exploring how we experience the world, and connect with each other using sound, vision and touch.
Join us to playfully capture the fleeting nature of nonverbal communication using glow in the dark photographic techniques, and see if you can match sounds and images.