Artistic mind seeks meaning rather than answers.
Artistic mind is a way of seeing and being that is nourished by fresh perspectives, hidden dimensions, and untapped resources.
Artistic mind is supported by silence and solitude, as much as it is activated through expression and collaboration.
Artistic mind serves to integrate all experience through an ethos of close attention, sensitivity, empathy, and honest interpretation.
A compulsion to perceive the extraordinary in the ordinary, and to transform the mundane into the magical, propels the artistic mind towards novelties of nous.
Imaginative prompts for artistic minds
Each Novelty combines a visual muse (non-representational image) with a verbal mantra (a pearl-of-wisdom about the nature and purpose of artistic mind).
Mantra and muse harmonize to activate nous, inviting you to contemplate and be inspired by the multidimensional perspectives of artistic mind.
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iNous is an independent Artistic Research institute based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We celebrate Artistic Mind as a collective resource and create imaginative tools to support the flourishing of artistic minds worldwide.
Novelties of Nous are imaginative prompts for artistic minds. Each prompt synergizes an evocative image with a pearl-of-wisdom gleaned from a diverse range of contributors.