3 December – 20 December 2008: Kellyann Geurts – Thought forms > Re-screened


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This exhibition re-imagines, in a contemporary context, two theories from the late 19th and early 20thcenturies that were concerned with capturing thought.

One, from a small book published in 1901 titled “Thought Forms”, explores ways to make thoughts tangible by interpreting them through colour and shape.

The second theory was produced around the same time, by the French scientist, Dr. Baraduc, who aimed to “capture” impressions of thought on light sensitive photographic plates. This process he termed “Thought Photography”.

The photographic imagery included in this exhibition, displays various modern “thought recording devices” and imagined output.

 Kellyann is currently undertaking a  PhD at the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University. The theme of the research, located in a sci-fi genre, examines mental landscapes through Thoughtography.