Curiosity Studio Director Ellen Byrne was awarded a Wellcome Trust People Award to design, create and produce a 4-story immersive exhibition URBAN ESCAPE for people of all ages to explore the effect our day-to-day environment can have on our brain and our bodies.
Using the latest research in neuroscience, participants wear biosensors as they explore a series of immersive rooms where they track in realtime how their brainwaves change and respond to different stimuli. Each room provides a different stimulus from nature to sound and colour immersion. These included an immersive 360° Mirrored Infinity Nature Garden, an Immersive Colouring Room and a Sensory Sound Bath.
At the end of the exhibition there is a surprise ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ room which acts as a comical but cautionary tale for believing everything you are told, the importance of sourcing information and equipping participants with tools on how to spot fake news and pseudo-scientific claims.
The Curiosity Studio worked with National Geographic explorer Dr. Tierney Thys to respond to her cutting edge Neurobiophilia research and bringing it to life for a public audience to explore.
The exhibition originally took place in Atrium at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in Dublin, Ireland but is available for adaptation and touring.
We most recently toured elements of Urban Escape – BRAIN/WAVE and COLOUR/WAVE – to Toronto, Canada at the Global Concordia Forum.
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