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  • (Probably) All in the Mind

Can wandering in daydreams lead to something more?

Since the concept of the subconscious first entered our lexicon at the turn of the 20th century, artists have been fascinated with expanding the way we represent the mind. We now know that our thoughts don’t occur linearly, but quite the opposite: observations of the present are accompanied by memories, hopes, tangents, and daydreams.

(Probably) All in the Mind explores and celebrates the human mind's tendency to wander, and to lead to new and unexpected ideas and insights. Through the showcased works, we acknowledge that wandering is not a distraction or a hindrance to productivity, but a source of unrestricted creativity. Harnessing the powers of the digital medium and code, the featured artists craft expansive vistas that challenge traditional notions of how we view and experience the world. Rather than focusing on the final outcome, they revel in the gray area between focus and getting lost in thought.

This kind of practice, which values the experience of wandering, leads to incredible outcomes that are often abstract or representational. The mind finds one thing and then latches onto the next, finding beauty and meaning in the seemingly random.

‘They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night’
Edgar Allen Poe

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