Seeing is believing?

14 September 2022 - 13:30

Outside Leicester Gallery, De Montfort University

Slot duration: 20 minutes
We encourage you to book this event in advance, however space may be available on the day for drop-ins.

Understanding how and why we experience optical illusions helps us to test out the limits of our senses and sheds light on how our brain shapes our perception of the world. 

Inspired by illusions, artist Antony Hall invites you to take part in the mirror gaze experiment, an experience where staring at your own reflection in near darkness can lead to vivid hallucinations. 

As the brain struggles to make sense of the limited information it receives, strange, distorted and sometimes animal-like faces appear in the mirror. What will you see?

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