Rhythms of the Brain: NZTrio with Simon Ingram

27may7:00 pm9:00 pmRhythms of the Brain: NZTrio with Simon IngramAuckland

Event Details

Travelling in invisible waves that transform how we experience the world, light has fascinated artists for centuries. In this exciting event, be amazed as waves of sound create an original painting before your eyes. As NZTrio perform a new commission from accomplished New Zealand composer Alex Taylor, EEG (electroencephalogram) headsets will capture their brainwaves as they respond to music stimuli. This data is then expressed in a painting that is created in real time. Developed by contemporary artist Simon Ingram, this incredible music-to-painting digital technology visualises the visceral unseen forces shaping our experiences of art and life.

Simon IngramĀ is a New Zealand-based artist whose work creates a dialogue between art and technology, reinventing painting as a contemporary practice for the digital age. It is situated as a collaboration between artist, apparatus, and our life world. His practice exists in multiple dimensions: from machines that paint radio waves from space or the brain waves of people, to synthetic images made by artificial intelligence networks. He teaches at Elam School of Fine Art at The University of Auckland.

This event is part of Auckland Art Gallery’s Pay-what-you-can pricing trial, which means you can choose to pay $10, $20 or $30 (plus fees) for your ticket. Any contribution is appreciated and will support the Gallery, including exhibition development, education, conservation, and programming. There will be a paid bar and Q&A to follow.

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This collaboration was developed with the support of The Nicholas Tarling Charitable Trust.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Auckland Art Gallery