Curatorial Mutiny is pleased to announce that Kulturbryggan is supporting the project "What is Habit" that brings together artists, with neuroscientists and lawyers to develop a deeper understanding of what habit signifies in the three disciplines.
Many neuroscientists, artists and lawyers will agree that there are good and bad habit. But why do the different disciplines have such different outlooks on habit?
- Are habits useful for artists? Or is habit breaking which constitutes creativity? What is the relation between creation and destruction?
- The law stipulates that we are equal in its eyes – but is it really true that a person’s character, habits and social statue does not influence the outcome of a trial? Can we make a distinction between character and habits?
- Neuroscience means that the brain’s established neural pathways create habit. At the same time psychology suggests that certain substances in the brain controls addiction and other negative behaviours. But in the end no one knows for certainty how our habits are created and maintained.
How can dialogues between neuroscience, psychiatry, art and law together create a better understanding of our habits?"