Shoreditch Town Hall Basement
13-29 June 2014, 10 am – 6 pm daily & weekends

Curated by James Putnam and Vassiliki Tzanakou, Out of Our Heads is a visual arts exhibition which explores one of the most fascinating human experiences – hallucinations – and its links with perception, illusions and mental health.

The exhibition will attempt to ‘provoke us to enter into the space where the human brain and mind construct the world, hovering between perception, imagination and belief’ and will feature the works of established and emerging artists in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance art.

Many of the artworks were developed with input from world leading hallucinations researchers and experts in the human brain and mind, including David Nutt (Psychiatrist and Neuropsycholpharmacologist), David O’Flynn (Psychiatrist), Dominic ffytch (Psychiatrist), Fiona Macpherson (Philosopher), Jill Peay (Lawyer), John Foot (Historian), Konstantinos Moutoussis (Neuroscientist) and Semir Zeki (Neurobiologist).

Alongside the exhibition, there will be a series of talks, film screenings, workshops, performances and events on the themes of perception, illusions, hallucinations and mental health, the aim of which is to engage the public in a dialogue about hallucinations and mental health, and to challenge the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Out of Our Heads is the first art project of the newly established arts organisation ARTINTRA – an organisation committed to the production of multi-disciplinary arts projects.

10% of the proceeds will go to buy art supplies for the creative therapy departments of mental health institutions.

For more information on this exhibition and to book tickets, please see the Out of Our Heads website.