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Ideomotor drawing workshop, reading minds and muscles
Fri 21 October 2016, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
What do spiritualist séances, lie detection and mathematically gifted pigs have in common? The phenomenon of ideomotor movement, a psychological enigma in the 19th Century has a colourful history.
We have invited magician and researcher Stuart Nolan to host a drawing workshop that will explore the phenomenon of these unconscious, micro muscle movements and how we can read, record, and technologically detect them. We’ll be exploring how muscle reading and the techniques of automatic writing can help us to think about drawing practices, as well as the relationship between conscious thought, action and the imagination.