The Bowels of the Mind

Pippa Garner

January 16–March 20, 2021

Latest findings show:

The human mind has an organic form, with components assigned to specific intellectual tasks. Emotions and processes of thought — such as creativity — are recognized through the analysis of minute twitches, throbs, pulses, vibrations, and other visible signs. The ability to understand the workings of the human mind in objective terms is a long-sought-after scientific breakthrough. As the technology evolves, AI will become increasingly sentient and unpredictable, emulating human thought.

Art critic: ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’

Artist: ‘The sh#t just pops into my head.’

Of all earth’s creatures, human beings have the unique ability to think beyond survival and amusement — to delve into the unknown. Over time, man has created a world of his own, alien to nature, as a kind of overlay on the planet. Science and technology are evolving, inevitably, toward a final work: the post-human being.

‘The Bowels of the Mind’ represents the actual moment of inspiration — the Brainstorm — gleaned from microscopic observation and enlarged many times, to gallery scale, for the enjoyment and education of the general public.

–Pippa Garner, 2021

Garner’s new installation is on view in our window gallery, which can be seen at all hours from El Centro Ave.