ODC Theater | 3153 17th Street @ Shotwell, SF CA 94110
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 7-9pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Reception to follow @ Root Division (right next door to ODC)
This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, so come early.
Psychiatric and neurologic conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, and dementia have been associated with genius or prophetic insight since antiquity. In the fourth century B.C.E., Aristotle claimed “that all men who have attained excellence in philosophy, in poetry, in art and politics [...] had a melancholic habitus; indeed some suffered even from melancholic disease.” Plato wrote of a species of “madness which is a divine gift, and the source of the chiefest blessings granted to men.” 2,400 years later, the correlation persists. Is it a misguided romantic notion or does new research suggest it is true? And how does our increasing awareness of biological and psychological diversity complicate assumptions about innate gifts and afflictions?
BAASICS.3: The Deep End brings together a diverse group of artists and scientists to consider these questions and others. Dr. Walter Freeman will consider how chaos in the brain may endow us with the ability to respond flexibly to the outside world and to generate novel ideas; photographer Timothy Archibald and his son, Eli, will share their experience collaborating with one another on a collection of compelling images that sheds light on the autistic experience; artist Leeza Doreian will present a survey of artworks by Creativity Explored artists and speak about the organization’s mission to provide developmentally disabled individuals with opportunities to create artwork and pursue careers in the visual arts; and more. Wade into the deep end with BAASICS co-founders and producers Selene Foster and Christopher Reiger for a provocative, moving, and entertaining evening.
Following the ODC Theater program, a reception will be held immediately next door, at Root Division, an arts and arts education non-profit. Join us for drinks, good conversation, networking, and an opportunity to win some fantastic door prizes from our sponsor, Lumosity.
BAASICS.3: The Deep End Participants:
Hannah Addario-Berry – Solo Cello Performance
Leeza Doreian — Con-Currents: Creativity, Individuality, and Community
Professor Walter J Freeman, MD – Persevere or perseverate? How brain chaos surmounts challenges
Indre Viskontas, PhD – Release from Inhibition: The creative impulse in patients with dementia
Katherine Sherwood – How a Cerebral Hemorrhage Altered My Art
Timothy Archibald – ECHOLILIA : Walking the Path on the Autistic Spectrum
Terrence Ketter, MD – Creativity, Mood, and Temperament in Bipolar Disorder
Read more about the BAASICS.3: The Deep End participants HERE.
Aditionally, we extend a BIG thank you to our BAASICS.3: The Deep End Kickstarter project supporters: