MRI scan of brain with beach scenery in the middle

Hanif Janmohamed. Palm Tree Brain, 2022. Digital collage,  79.16” x 88.25” in.  

Community Gallery: Share Your Inner Selfies

Wednesday, July 6 - Ongoing

Wednesday July 6, 6-7pm

Remarks by Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin

Located on the lower level (concourse) in the Community Gallery.

Admission is always FREE for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass Holders & Visitors 25 and under. Learn more.

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Who are you on the inside? Millions of selfies are taken and shared every day - what do they really reveal about us? Vancouver-based artists Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin have created an online experimental Inner Selfie Generator for us to imagine and represent our inner selves. 

Their project, called Inner Selfies, asks us to question our assumptions about identity. It uses an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan of the human brain as a symbolic container of the thoughts, beliefs, feelings, memories and sensations that echo through our brain, body and heart. The artists ask us to explore this maker space, their website, and focus on what's inside of us to create unique sculptures and digital artworks that represent our inner selfies. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Hanif Janmohamed

Hanif Janmohamed is an award-winning creative director and visual artist. His works combine creative vision, artistic practice, design thinking, and an enterprise mind. Ideas, projects, and ventures grow in this terrain, rich with opportunity and possibility, and manifest in innovative public-engagement artwork.

Maria Lantin

Maria Lantin is a creative technologist and Director of the Basically Good Media Lab at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is most curious about using media for embodied and delightful insights about awareness and the more-than-human world. Motto: Love is the strongest force in the universe. 

Images of the Exhibition

Interior exhibition shot of Inner Selfies

Community Gallery, Inner Selfies: Making Brain Terrains With Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin. Photo © AGO

 

Inner Selfies
Interior shot of Inner Selfies exhibition

Community Gallery, Inner Selfies: Making Brain Terrains With Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin. Photo © AGO

 

Inner Selfies
Interior shot of Community Gallery wall text and large vinyl MRI brain scan

Community Gallery, Inner Selfies: Making Brain Terrains With Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin. Photo © AGO

 

Inner Selfies
Wide shot of white wall containing circle vinyls that feature various artworks

Community Gallery, Inner Selfies: Making Brain Terrains With Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin. Photo © AGO

 

Inner Selfies

Artworks Included in the Exhibition

black brain on beige background

Hanif Janmohamed/Maria Lantin. Always with the Hubris, 2022. Digital Image.

Always with the Hubris
Black brain on turquoise background

Hanif Janmohamed/Maria Lantin. A Strain in the Brain is Often Plain, 2022. Digital Image.

A Strain in the Brain is Often Plain
Black brain on psychedelic black and patterned background

Hanif Janmohamed/Maria Lantin. Some Days Feel Kinda Electric, 2022. Digital Image.

Days Feel Kinda Electric
Black brain on patterned pink and blue background

Hanif Janmohamed/Maria Lantin. Some People Call Me the Speckled Bandicoot, Sometimes, 2022. Digital Image.

Some People Call me the Speckled Bandicoot, Sometimes
Black brain on colourful mosaic background

Hanif Janmohamed/Maria Lantin. Ever Effervescent, 2022. Digital Image.

Ever Effervescent
Black brain on blue background

Hanif Janmohamed/Maria Lantin. Sometimes You Have to Just Give In, 2022. Digital Image. 

Sometimes You Have to Just Give in
MRI scan of brain on repeated blue and black background with thin, curvy blue lines in the brain's interior

 r.e. verb. aber ration. 2022. Digital image.

aber ration
MRI scan of brain on a repeated brown and green background with green, yellow and orange lines shooting outwards from the center of the brain's interior

Maria Lantin. harvest. 2022. Digital image.

Harvest
MRI scan of brain on a repeated white and grey background with bursts of yellow, green and orange in the dark interior of the brain

Cash. Just Commit! 2022. Digital image.

Just Commit
MRI scan of brain on black and white background with swirling gold lines in the dark interior of the brain

Hanif Janmohamed. the colonization of my imagination. 2022. Digital image.

 
The Colonization
MRI scan of brain on a light blue background with a dark sea horizon in the interior of the brain

o rise on. tranquillo. 2022. Digital image.

tranquilo
Colourful MRI scan of a brain against a busy, colourful background with varying repeated shapes.

glad-to-be-alive. Your mind is a secret garden. Plant it well. 2022. Digital image.

 
Your Mind is a Secret Garden
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