January Saturday 9th | 7.30pm, Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London, E2 9EG. Free Entry.
A World without Words will return to Apiary Studios on Hackney Road, London. Another exceptional panel of speakers and performers, exploring language, the human brain, aphasia and creativity, from the worlds of neuroscience and avant-garde art, will share new ideas and artworks, created specifically for the event. Featuring:

Dr. Daniel Margulies of the Max Planck Institute is a neuroscientist with a background in the humanities. His work consists of neuroanatomy that explores how connectivity within the cerebral cortex is organized, as well as ongoing collaborations that address the functional implications of this organization for spontaneous thought, or ‘mind-wandering’, amongst other things.

Josh Alexander is a film-maker and artist. He will present a newly commissioned piece of video art responding to the a World without Words project and it’s concerns.

Gillian Bridge is a resilience consultant specialising in brain and language development and the use of language affect on behaviour and communication. Her work also seeks an understanding and treating of dysfunctional behaviour (incl addictions) and developmental disorders (particularly autism and Asperger’s) in her practise as a psycholinguistic consultant.

Elena Agudio is a Berlin-based art historian and curator. She is artistic director of the non-profit association AoN – a platform for Neuroscience and Art, a project in collaboration with the Medical University of Charité, The School of Mind and Brain of the Humboldt University and the Institut für Raumexperimente led by Olafur Eliasson.

Christian Patracchini is an artist, writer and curator who works across different art forms, alternating between performance, text, sound and drawing. Within this commissioned performance he is interested in what constitutes a novelty and how thinking through movement can alter the force of thought.

Sarah Kelly creates works with text and handmade paper. Her work is concerned with pages (surfaces, interfaces and skins) and explores embodied language and mark making in connection with somatic bodies of knowledge. It encompasses poetics, sculptural paper making, movement, typography, calligraphy, translation and iteration. She will present a new commission on the night.
Admission is free and booking is not required. Email steven@sjfowlerpoetry.com for enquiries.

A World Without Words

A World Without Words is a project by writer and filmmaker Lotje Sodderland, in collaboration with poet and curator SJ Fowler and artist and material engineer Thomas Duggan.

Bringing together the most dynamic genre pioneers in neuroscience and sensory aesthetics, A World Without Words explores the nature of human language through a collaborative program of exhibitions, interactive events, and screenings in bespoke venues across London.

Language is considered perhaps the most characteristic ability of the human species, yet very little is known about it. When Lotje had an unprovoked brain hemorrhage, she woke to find a familiar stranger inhabiting her body, where her ‘self’ used to be. Unable to read, write, speak, or think coherently, she used this unique opportunity as a lens through which to explore the everyday assumptions of how we wield words to express ourselves, bringing a profoundly personal perspective to the contemporary Copernican revolution of neuroscience.

A World Without Words is the latest in Lotje’s body of work around visual perception and neurolinguistics, notable highlights being her Guardian feature All In My Mind and multiple award-winning documentary My Beautiful Broken Brain.

The first event is on May 6th 7.00pm – 10.00pm, Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London, E2 9EG. Entry is free. Space is limited so come early to get a spot.