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Healing exhibition shows effects of human interactions

Media artist Brian Knep’s work displayed as part of Summer of Discovery

Kitchener, ON – This summer THEMUSEUM is displaying three parts of Brian Knep’s Healing series as part of its Summer of Discovery exhibition. Knep, a media artist, blends aspects of science and technology with art to show both the positive and negative effects of human interaction. Many of his works, including his Healing series, was inspired by the scientists and researchers he worked with while holding the position of artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School.
 
THEMUSEUM’s Healing exhibition features three parts of the Healing series: Healing 1, 2 and 3. They are displayed as separate floor projections that visitors of all ages are able to interact with. While they are each very different, they all share the same purpose: to show the impact of human interaction.
 
“The Healing series is a great addition to THEMUSEUM’s Summer of Discovery,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “This interactive installation shows exactly how different mediums of science and technology can be combined to create art; it’s a great experience for visitors of all ages.”
 
Healing 1 creates ‘wounds,’ or rips, throughout the projected image when interacted with. These ‘wounds’ eventually heal, but they have a continual effect on the image. Healing 2 has a slow healing process for the ‘wounds’ with the outside edges pushing inward to regenerate the image. Healing 3 has the ability to regenerate new shapes within its ‘wounds,’ which never grow back the same way.
 
More information about the Summer of Discovery and its six exhibitions – Mission: Outer Space A Com Dev Adventure, Science + You: Kohl Children’s Museum, Stratford’s Discovering Fantasy, Healing by Brian Knep, Ellipsis and #1562 Half the Air in a Given Space by Martin Creed – as well as tickets, can be found online at www.THEMUSEUM.ca.

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