ABC Night of the Brain
Part of festival The Brainstorm Sessions in the Brakke Grond
De Brakke Grond and UvA Amsterdam Brain & Cognition Center (ABC) organise ABC Night of the Brain: a night long De Brakke Grond will be completely taken over by our brains.
The Brainstorm Sessions
Europe and the USA are looking to completely unravel the secrets of our brains within the next ten years. Europe has designated 2014 as The Year of the Brain. De Brakke Grond has decided to dedicate a month to the grey matter, named The Brainstorm Sessions. A month in which guest curator Frank Theys – filmmaker, philosopher and visual artist – i.c.w. Damiaan Denys (neuroscientist, philosopher and professor of psychiatry at the AMC-UvA, the medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam) will bring together elements he considers interesting from an artistic and philosophical viewpoint related to this theme. ABC Night of the Brain on Friday 10 January is part of The Brainstorm Sessions.
ABC Night of the Brain
De Brakke Grond and UvA Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) organise ABC Night of the Brain: a night long De Brakke Grond will be completely taken over by our brains and the way they are influenced by social interaction, society and the economy. Come along and expand your mind at short lectures, sharp debates and a Pecha-Kucha-Pitch-your-brainresearch competition. Make a tour in The Wearable by Jennifer Kanary Nikolova, or try to get your fear under control in a serious gaming-match. And get out of your (brain) box on the dance floor, live-coded by Soundlings. During the ABC Night of the Brain the European Year of the Brain 2014 will be launched by brain scientist Dick Swaab.
Besides ABC Night of the Brain, The Brainstorm Sessions is featuring an exhibition at the intersection between artistic and scientific experiments; the first ever performance by ‘stand-up scientist’ Damiaan Denys, Head of Psychiatry at the AMC hospital ; a ‘neuro-concert’ by nanoscientist Anirban Bandyopadyay and a film programme in the Kriterion cinema in cooperation with Patricia Pisters, author of The Neuro-Image. Read more via www.thebrainstormsessions.nl
Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond
Nes 45, Amsterdam
Expozaal / Rode Zaal / Lounge / €12 / Online €10
Tickets ABC Night of the Brain: www.brakkegrond.nl