Seraphine Pick: God Helmet - Art Collector

Séraphine Pick, from the exhibition ‘God Helmet’, at Michael Lett, Auckland and Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown.

Séraphine Pick’s most recent paintings explore the effects of technology on the way we perceive human experience and memory. The exhibition is titled ‘God Helmet’, the popular name given to a device created in the 1970s that was designed to test the ways in which stimulation of the temporal lobes could affect creativity and religious experience. Many of those who tested the apparatus believed they had connected directly with God. 

The artworks draw parallels between the imagined experience of the God Helmet study participants, and the way that reality can now be redefined through the use of VR technologies. Set against abstracted backgrounds, the figures portrayed in the exhibition appear in flux, uncertain where the boundaries of their physicality end.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 6 September 2018
Exhibition closes: 6 October 2018
Location: Michael Lett, 312 Karangahape Rd, Auckland and Nadene Mine Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown
Phone: +64 9 309 7848


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