Discussion Rooms for an Exhibition Opening
The idea to create discussion rooms was developed with the curatorial team of Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken (Katharina Ritter, Leonie Scheidt and Katja Pilisi) who also moderated the online discussions. Four virtual discussion rooms are created on Mozilla Hubs, resembling the architecture of the physical gallery building. The discussions in these four rooms concentrated on current issues of working life and process. Such as " Am I pursuing a specific goal with my work?" The discussions in two rooms were in German language, one in English and the other in French.
Mert Akbal is an artist and researcher. He focuses on the similarities between oneiric dream experience and visual art, as well as their integration to cognitive sciences in order to facilitate the research of conscious experience in visual terms. He is affiliated with following academic institutions: Academy of Fine Arts Saar (Saarbruecken), Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig), Graduate School of European Dream Cultures at the University of Saarland (Saarbruecken).