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Distorted Constellations: Closing Salon + Intimacy/Touch/Tingles

by 8 May 2019

ACTIVITY

Distorted Constellations: Closing Salon + Intimacy/Touch/Tingles

DATE

18.05.2019

Partner

Lighthouse

Location

Brighton, UK

Links

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Closing Salon (The World of Visual Snow talk + closing party)

In 2014, Nwando Ebizie became aware that she experienced a different reality to that of everybody around her. She realised that she was the only one who constantly saw the space around her full of swirling coloured, translucent dots (like a George Seurat painting), glowing lines, auras, light bursts and halos. She realised that she had Visual Snow – a seemingly rare neurological disorder that the science community is just beginning to understand.

Distorted Constellations is inspired by Ebizie’s rare neurological disorder. The audience will experience a mythical version of the disorder, entering an alternate Afrofuturist (a black perspective on the politics and culture of science fiction and technology) reality, inspired by research into the neuroscience of perception and drawing on rituals of African origin.

As part of the exhibition, Neuroscientist Dr Francesca Puledda will explore the rare neurological syndrome, Visual Snow. The condition causes people to experience reality overlaid with ‘tv static’, halos, auras and non-visual symptoms including tinnitus. Francesca and Nwando particularly invite those with Visual Snow and other neurodiverse people to experience the installation and attend this talk.

The night will close with a DJ set by Nwando/Lady Vendred’s alter ego – Nwa-Kpa-Kpa-Ndo

Date | Saturday 18th May

Time | 6.45-9pm

Tickets | free

 

Workshop: Intimacy/Touch/Tingles

Nwando Ebizie proposes a relaxing, immersive performance exploring Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response in an intimate setting. Storytelling, touch and movement provide a journey into the psyche to find out if you experience ASMR – a relaxing, tingling sensation across the scalp and spine in response to particular triggers.

Date | Saturday 18th May

Time | 5.30-9pm

Tickets | £5/3.50

Maximum 20 participants

 

Co-presented by Lighthouse and Brighton Festival

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