Xavier White is the first LSBU Artist in Residence to announce
My Human Campaign: Cohedia’s Summer Fair
An exhibition exploring resilience and compassion for students at
London South Bank University’s School of Health and Social Care.
The exhibition launches week commencing June 13 –19 December
Xavier will by giving a series of interactive sessions, talks, workshops and tours of the exhibition as part of his My Human Campaign at various events to be further advertised during 16.05.16 to 16.12.16
The first artist in residency project at LSBU’s School of Health and Social Care celebrates the opening of artist and near fatal head injury survivor Xavier White’s My Human Campaign. The basis of this residency is to help health and social care students learn more about caring for people amidst health or social adversity with compassion and resilience. Learning and praxis processes in health care merged with a long standing interest in neurology are central themes to his work. His focus is on what others neglect; hidden connections, creative interactions such as those taking place internally the workings of the human brain, and how these hidden communications can be further understood through intentional human connectivity.
This aims to be a ground-setting exhibition that explores how art can promote understanding of the ‘hard problem of consciousness’: investigating the leap between our neurones (Brain) and our consciousness (Mind).
My Human Campaign residency at LSBU is an opportunity to develop visualization of my neurons cognizing with charged atoms, ions, waves and chemical molecules, neurotransmitters being released and accepted across the synapses. How the oceans of different atoms and molecules in our brains brings us our conscious minds and the effects those currents have on our behaviour and interactions with the environment and wider world around us…
The exhibition will be held at:
London South Bank University
School of Health and Social Care
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London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 13 - 19 June 2016
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Photographed by Rankin
as Part of Artfunds Museum of the year award.
The Museum Of the mind, Bethel royal hospital have been Shortlisted.
Outside In voted Xavier Artist Of the Month, Mr April
Cohedia: My Human Campaign
COHEDIA 2016: A human campaign.
Come one, come all: Let the pageant begin.
A diplomatic party from Cohedia will be attending the Utopia 2016 opening at Somerset House on 25th January, 2016. The ‘Wishing Gate’ carnival float will lead the pageant heralded by Cohedia’s creator artist Xavier White.
My friends and I are on a research journey from the mind-expanding cityscape of Cohedia.
Cohedia is a many sided jewel of an idea, polished by time and thought, where you can take a mental stroll in its streets and vistas to appreciate the full ambience of the settlement. Thought and effort are put into making an atmosphere that is coherent and conducive to the development of the human spirit enabling brain connections that bring about cognition. One can travel in three dimensions, sideways, onwards and up.
We have travelled long and far, reporting back our discoveries. We intend to investigate the Utopia 2016 events to research whether there are any developments in Utopia, after 500 years, that could be applied in Cohedia whose foundations were conceived 11 years ago. We come in peace in anticipation of inspirational exchange of ideas.
We hope this pageant will be welcomed in the manner it arrives, with it’s caring dance of wonderment. As a token of collaboration, we bring a gift of a Cohedia flag, offered in exchange and good will.
We invite you to view Cohedia’s Mind Expanding Cityscape, on youtube’s around the world telescope, or come in person to the Youtopia exhibition, at the Museum of the Mind at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham in February.
The Human Campaign progresses on where Xavier is to become artist in residence at London South Bank University, with the School of Health and Social care, working with themes of transformative learning, neurological connexions, building a culture of compassion and resilience for performance praxis.
Assembling from 11am by the Plaza between BFI I MAX and St John Church Waterloo to leave at 12, the Wishing Gate Pageant aims to arrive at Somerset House and present Cohedia’s flag at Midday, Monday 25th January 2016.
About the artist:
Xavier White, survivor of a near fatal head injury an outside artist. Celebrates the compassion and resilience that has enabled him to return to his Mind Expanding Cityscape with his Wishing Gate Pageant carnival float and pageant to visit Utopia 2016.
Xavier White is celebrating his return Cohedia project
Cohedia, wish you were here. Xx at Bethlem Gallery 2015 http://bethlemgallery.com/event/cohedia-wish-you-were-here-xx/
Anna Mc Nay’s review of this exhibition. http://art-corpus.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/review-of-xavier-white-cohedia-wish-you.html
Cohedia’s Large Canvas will be on display at The Museum of the Minds ‘Youtopia’ exhibition in Feb 2016 to further celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia book, published in1516.
The Wishing Gate Pageant carnival float will lead a pageant was built and created by Xavier White. And will tour London during the Utopia 2016 year.
Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX
About Utopia 2016:
Utopia 2016, a year of imagination and possibility
UTOPIA: 16th century dreams: Thomas More
Thomas More (1477 - 1535) wrote the first formal utopia. He imagined a complex, self-contained world set on an island, in which communities shared a common culture and way of life.