god is in your mind - 2006


Paints, Various Liquids, Furniture and Text



In god is in your mind an artists studio is constructed: a small laboratory of thought caught in a moment of inaction. The installation displays the message god is in your mind, as if to illustrate a eureka moment following a long period of fruitless work.


Through taking everyday objects; paints, furniture, artists materials and drawing equipment, and arranging them to create a moment of potential, Guyan Porter explores the purpose of art as an ongoing investigation of thought and materiality. Often connected with ideas of detachment and un consciousness, where messages can flow un abridged from one part of the brain to another, is integration of mind the goal of creativity?


god is in your mind is part of a series of works exploring consciousness, belief and the theory of bicameralism. Bicameralism argues that the human brain once assumed a state known as the ‘bicameral mind,’ where cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain that appears to be speaking, and a second part that appears to listen and obey. In the bicameral human, unconsciousness could be described as a separation of mind, as opposed to conscious integration.