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“The Analysis of Beauty” by Disinformation – Blind Spots, Kinetic Depth Effects & Evolutionary Neuroscience

This article was originally published by the Art X Neuroscience (AXNS) Collective in May 2016, and has now been re-published by Clot Magazine (in slightly up-dated form, with minimal additions previously featured on this website). This article summarises material featured in chapter 4 of the book “Rorschach Audio – Art & Illusion for Sound”, first published in June 2012, in an article printed on page 16 of “The Starry Rubric Set”, published by Wysing Arts Centre in Feb 2012, and on pages 17 and 18 of Shoppinghour Magazine, issue 10, Spring 2013.

This article [see link] copyright © Joe Banks – May 2016 + Oct 2022

Feature in Clot Magazine –

“The Analysis of Beauty” by Disinformation has been exhibited at the Freud Museum (London) June 2015, the Georgian Gallery at Talbot Rice (Edinburgh) Nov 2014, at Saltburn Artists Projects, Jan 2007, the Wrexham Arts Centre, Oct 2006, at the Mac (Birmingham) July 2005, Orleans House Gallery (Twickenham) Nov 2004, the Quad (Derby) June 2004, South Hill Park (Bracknell) April 2004, Quay Arts (Isle of Wight) Feb 2004, the Ashcroft Arts Centre (Fareham) Sept 2003, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Jan 2003, the Royal Society of Sculptors (London) March 2001, and at Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge) Jan 2000.

General Election Now! ****

Austerity is Murder ****

Testcard – video art programme

Testcard – 24 hour video broadcast, streaming Saturday 24 through Sunday 25 September 2022…

Programme featuring Frank Abbott, Larry Achiampong, Francis Alÿs, Mike Brooks, Dara Birnbaum, Lucy Clout, James Patrick Cox, Disinformation, Michelle Doyle, Benedict Drew, Sam Dolbear, Pete Ellis, Susan Finlay, Nicolas Helm-Grovas, Katie Hare, Tom Harris, Evan Ifekoya, Anneke Kampman, Sooyon Kim, Tom Klinkowstein, Leslie Lawrence, Rebecca Lee, Esther Leslie, Alison Lloyd, Mary Magic, Eva Richardson McRea, Eleanor Morgan, Hugh Nicholson, Cóilín O’Connell, Hardeep Pandhal, Vaishali Prazmari, Sahej Rahal, Reactor, Ash Reid, Benedict Seymour, Sophia Simensky, Nastassja Simensky, Geraldine Snell, David Steans, Korallia Stergides, Roger Suckling and Richard Whitby.

“The Rapture” – Finissage ****

Drawing attention to the near homonym by which fire (Nār) and light (Nur) “are audio-visually very similar”, the Iranian art historians Somayeh Ramezanmahi and Hasan Bolkhari Ghehi state in their discourse on ‘The Manifestation of Fire and Light in the Icons of Mir-Heidar’s Miraj Nameh’:

“Fire and heat remind always of immortal memories saved in human being’s mind, they have become to a brilliant phenomenon for the exploitation of many ideas, feelings, and thoughts of human. Fire has not only a personal, individual, and internal aspect, but also agential, comprehensive, and general characteristics. It exists in human’s heart, and heaven, blazes from inside, manifested in form of love, and burns inside human… Among all phenomena, fire is indeed the only one that is involved to this extent in the life, thoughts, believes, vision, and feelings of people”…

Full text –

“The Rapture” Finissage – 4pm to 7pm, Sunday 31 July 2022

“Antiphony” – Disinformation [2xCD] 1997 ****

Antiphony Disinformation 1997

Archive 1 –

Archive 2 –

Archive 3 – 

Disinformation Bibliography – Update/s ****

Just added another 45 (long over-due) items to the (still incomplete) Disinformation bibliography, to the list of book and magazine articles about Disinformation and Rorschach Audio (from 1997 to 2022) – click on the link and scroll down (and thanks very much to everyone who’s written, contributed to or helped out with these)…

“The Rapture” – discussed in 15 Questions ****

“The symbolic language of mainstream visual art is in many respects decades behind the avant-garde of popular culture…” –

“The Rapture” – review in Seisma Magazine ****

“The Rapture” installation reviewed by Paul Carey-Kent (includes video) –

Disinformation – “The Rapture” – live optokinetic video + sound installation

Disinformation – “The Rapture”
Live video + audio installation

Cameras go live – 7 June to 31 July 2022
NB: on-site visits are by appointment only
Contact to book

Private View – 6pm Friday 17 June 2022
Finissage – 4pm Sunday 31 July 2022

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Off Warspite Road
London SE18 5NX

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm, for love is as strong as death, and jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which burn with a vehement flame” – “The Song of Solomon” – chapter 8, verse 6

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