The Meta-perception Club — Casques méta-perceptuels


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The Meta-perception Club
Casques méta-perceptuels

Past: January 6 → February 20, 2015

Meta-perception Club : Cleary Connolly — Meta-perception Helmets

Artists Cleary Connolly have spent several years developing an extraordinary series of interactive helmets that explore the mysteries of visual perception. Five helmets are on show at the Centre Culturel Irlandais during the months of January and February offering us humans the chance to experience the hyper-stereo vision of the hammerhead shark, the wide peripheral vision of the horse or the backward/forward vision of the chameleon! We are also taken into the unnatural world of mythology and literature with the Cheshire Cat and Cyclops helmets.

Be among the first in Paris to don these sculptural helmets which are being presented as part of the artists’ residency at CCI. And take a moment to discuss the creative process with them in their studio — from the preparatory drawing stages to collaboration with optical scientists Patrick Cavanagh and Sally Duensing and final discussions with Neil MacKenzie who hand-crafted these beautifully sleek helmets.

Open Studio : Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm and by appointment — Admission free (including opening night)

  • Opening Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:30 PM → 8:30 PM
05 Paris 5 Zoom in 05 Paris 5 Zoom out

5, rue des Irlandais

75005 Paris

T. 01 58 52 10 30 — F. 01 58 52 10 99

Cardinal Lemoine
Place Monge

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Late night on Wednesday until 8 PM
Sunday, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Closed Mondays and bank holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Anne Cleary
  • Denis Connolly