• What can you see?

    By Hannah Flynn -

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Sir Eduardo Paolizzi, 'Secrets of Life - The Human Machine and How it Works: Perception through Impression,' 1970

  • Secrets of Life – The Human Machine and How it Works: Perception through Impression, 1970
  • Sir Eduardo Paolizzi
  • © The Estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi often shows images of the human head in his work. His heads are often presented fractured or made up of images of other things – creating a sense of the inner workings of the mind. This work is part of a series called Conditional Probability Machine, in which he explores brain function and the connections in the brain.

The head on the left is looking at a car, and the artist imagines a kind of film reel inside the mind which remembers the car and assigns the word ‘car’ to describe it.

Thinking about the videos you’ve watched here, what kind of memory do you think this is most like?

Pick your brain

What type of memory is this artwork showing?

Discussion Area

  1. i like it

    gokul - October 15, 2012