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Welcome to our archive of video interviews and presentations related to Artistic Mind.

Opening the doors of creativity | Terence McKenna

In this lecture presented in 1990, psychonaut and speaker Terence McKenna proposes Nature as the first engine of creativity. He also discusses techniques by which the artist can refine, expand and communicate their vision.

Mindfulness over matter | Ellen Langer

In this lecture, social psychologist, author and artist Ellen Langer proposes mindfulness as a state of active awareness in which novel distinctions can be made based on intuition, sensitivity to context, and present practicality.

The Coincidence of Opposites | Iain McGilchrist

In this lecture, academic and writer Dr Iain McGilchrist shares his insights on the coincidence of opposites with an extensive array of illustrative examples. He states that “what we call opposites are often facets of one and the same thing” and discusses the connections between creativity and resistance.

Creativity, Humour & Meaningfulness (Part 1) | Iain McGilchrist and John Cleese

Comedian and writer John Cleese and Dr Iain McGilchrist in a candid discussion on creativity, humour and meaningfulness. They identify distractions to the creative process (including discursive intellect, fear and criticism) and promote works of art as embodied, implicit and playful.

The Unseen | David Lynch

A short film that captures film-maker David Lynch’s experience of the connections between creativity, flow, appreciation, and transcendental meditation.

Pain & Art: Write What You Honestly Know | Ryan Gattis

In this TEDx lecture, writer and street artist Ryan Gattis offers anecdotal experience of the connections between creativity, honesty, self-respect and pain, and invites us to express our deepest authenticity.

Creativity, Humour & Meaningfulness (Part 1) | Iain McGilchrist and John Cleese

Comedian and writer John Cleese and Dr Iain McGilchrist in a candid discussion on creativity, humour and meaningfulness. They identify distractions to the creative process (including discursive intellect, fear and criticism) and promote works of art as embodied, implicit and playful.

What is mind? | Nora Bateson

In her opening presentation for the 7th CPH Open Dialogue Meet in 2015, film-maker, writer and educator Nora Bateson explores the elusive nature of mind. She offers art as a practise of knowing in multiple ways, and she proposes inviting paradox, context and complexity into our sense-making processes.

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