11, Edinburgh college of Art
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
74 Lauriston Place Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 9DF

Encephalon, 2011Encephalon is derived from Augustus Veinoglou’s continuing study of the ontology of the trap, spatial poetics and research into dream spaces. Within the open arena of Edinburgh College of Art’s sculpture court the work aims to act as a portal by enclosing the viewer and transporting them to a ‘pyschological inter-zone’. Encephalon, a Greek medical term for the brain and the work’s title, signals the nature of this mental space. While the form of the work is deliberately sympathetic with the architecture of its location, it intends to prompt a critical view of public space through attitudes or thoughts of immersion and esoteric retreat.The interior architecture directs the viewer towards specific experiences within the structure where each internal space has been built to elicit particular emotional responses.