Know Yourself is a large-scale installation dealing with new theories and questions debated within neuroscience and psychology, connecting the functions of our conscience and brain with our emotions. Build as a physical mind-map, the viewer is drawn into a series of chambers representing different affects and topics relating to new findings within the field of neuroscience.
The project was initiated by Article 31, a non-profit organization dedicated to highlight the importance of engaging kids in the production of cultural values and resulted in an exhibition, which was shown at Kulturhuset in Stockholm and at the Museums of World Culture in Gothenburg (17 September 2011 – 29 April 2012).
All the installations are a product of workshops where groups of kids, psychologist, neuro-scientists and Bigert & Bergström participated. The exhibition is an experiment where sculptural platforms activate the bodies of the visitors, being drawn into a discussion around how our cognitive reading of the world is manifested through our affects and emotions.
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PHOTO AND VIDEO DOCUMENTATION
Photos: Tove Falk Olsson
KNOW YOURSELF CONTRIBUTORS Idea and project management: Anette Andersson and Anna Wennergren, Artikel 31 Curators (Kulturhuset): Mathilda Hult och Pia Kristoffersson Participating children: Sofia Ahlin, Simona Avelli, Martin Bacic Mikkelsen, Eiralin Brook, Elin Franzén Korduner, Miranda Gothe, Vilma Gothe, Norea Hallberg , Inti Holewa Mendoza, Filippa Holm, Henny Holm, Astrid Hultenius, Carolina Johnson, Liv Lemoyne, Vera Lindgren, Agaton Mörsare, Malva Nilsson, Lina Olsson Lejeune, Samuel Ram, Lova Schager Vrisemo, Truls Schager Vrisemo, Hanna Schoenbaum, Alexander de Sousa, Evelina Prajumsock, Scott Walton, Ellinor Öst Exhibition desgin: Bigert & Bergström Technical construction and consulation: Lars Hässler Sound design: Girilal Baars, Ninni Hasselberg and Helene Hedsund Exhibition technicians: Francisco Bueno, Roger Josefsson, Erik Persson and Daniel Reichardt Lightning: Henry Andersson Bigert & Bergström's assistants: Jens Lind, Tove Kjellmark, Andrea Hvistendahl, Jenny Berntsson and Lucas Elander Hinnerud Decor: Peter Sterzenbach Log: Lotta Kühlhorn Graphic design: Henrik Löfgren and Mats Bigert Press and marketing: Lisa Boström Puppets and mask design: My Walther Dramaturg: Emma Broström Exhibition texts: Anette Andersson and Anna Wennergren Translation: Jan Teeland Photo-documentation: Tove Falk Olsson
Special thanks to: Stockholm School of the Arts Test group: Matilda Björk, Jessica Hagman, Amanda Mikkolar, Christina Sandström, Carolina Sobolewska andWeronica Sobolewska Neuroscientist: Mats Lekander and Andreas Olsson Daniel Söllscher (Wreck Studios) Video documentation: Mattias Hambreaus and Daniel Andersson Anders Mjöbring (web) Weland Calesco Axfast Bältarbo tegelbruk Jaba Group Wetterskogs Broby modell Abstract Teknisk Design Steen Industri Kuntze Ordning&Reda With support from: Allmänna arvsfondens