Lindsay Seers VASW
Talks & Seminars

Lindsay Seers in Conversation

Join Lind­say Seers and Pro­fes­sor Anil Seth as they dis­cuss the sci­ence behind cur­rent John Hansard Gallery exhi­bi­tion, Every Thought There Ever Was.

Through the use of digital animation, robotics, film, drawing and sound design Lindsay Seers has created a complex and layered environment that explores a world experienced differently. Inspired by Avatar Therapy, Seers draws on philosophical ideas and scientific research to consider historical representations of schizophrenia, alongside contemporary insights into the condition and how this relates to the hallucinatory and potentially psychosis-inducing technology we live with.

Every Thought There Ever Was reflects on the other-worldly brain functioning that occurs in schizophrenia as an organic difference. The artwork is layered with intense subjective experiences relating to the historic and contemporary understanding of hallucination and psychosis.

Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience and co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex.