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Stitch Your Brain

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+++Monika Auch+++

ISBN 978-94-92852-77-9
Price € 30,00
Author Monika Auch
Additional texts Prof. R. Zwijnenberg, Dr. Marieke Hendriksen, Charlotte Steels, Mané van Veldhuizen
Editor Eleonoor Jap Sam 
Graphic design SJG / Joost Grootens
Number of pages 256
Book size 17 x 24 cm
Binding softcover
Language English
Release date Spring 2023
Publisher Jap Sam Books

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| Unique hybrid project touching both the fields of science and art by textile artist and former M.D. Monika Auch.

| Beautifully designed by Studio Joost Grootens

| Stitch Your Brain celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2023!

Stitch Your Brain is a long-term study into the intelligence of the hand by artist and former medical doctor Monika Auch. The book reflects the results of the empirical study Auch worked on for the past decade about the importance of creating with your hands in our digital age and the effects of slow creation on neuro cognitive learning, health, and well-being.

The detailed images of a collection of 100+ stitched brains created by participants and their personal comments illustrate the influence of medical image making on body-identity and brain awareness. The creations are in fact a tactile, textile multitude of intimate self-portraits. At the same time, they are a dynamic documentation of changing visions and concerns on global issues throughout the past 10 years.

The data analysis and interpretation by Monika Auch provides insights in the relationship between creativity, stress management, age, well-being, and skill learning. Experts in art history, art, science interactions, and neuroscience who were involved early on in the project comment on the research and place it in a broader context. Contributions by Prof. R. Zwijnenberg, Dr. Marieke Hendriksen, Charlotte Steels (director of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection), and Mané van Veldhuizen. The texts include topics such as the importance of coexistence of art and science and why they need each other, ethical and esthetical changes of self-perception due to modern brain research, the history of medical imagery of the brain and brain imagery using art and textile design in the past and present, among others.

Monika Auch (1955, Germany) lives and works in Amsterdam where she received her education in medicine (UvA) and art. While practicing as M.D. she attained a degree in textile design and printmaking at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2000). Since 2001 she works as a visual artist with a focus on visual work through weaving. A hybrid of art and science, her work focussed on the ‘intelligence of the hand’ in both her visual work and artistic research, based on empirical models. She researches the Intelligence of the Hand in the projects STITCH_MY_BRAIN and WeefLab. Monika Auchs’ practice is informed by regular publications on the material based making of art for Dutch kM magazine. She teaches design on all levels, drawing from a rich archive of material and a commitment about the importance of creativity, hands-on making and personal growth of students.

www.monikaauch.com

www.weeflab.com

www.cargocollective.com/stitchyourbrain


 

Monika Auch

€30.00

Stitch Your Brain

Monika Auch

€30.00

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ISBN 978-94-92852-77-9
Price € 30,00
Author Monika Auch
Additional texts Prof. R. Zwijnenberg, Dr. Marieke Hendriksen, Charlotte Steels, Mané van Veldhuizen
Editor Eleonoor Jap Sam 
Graphic design SJG / Joost Grootens
Number of pages 256
Book size 17 x 24 cm
Binding softcover
Language English
Release date Spring 2023
Publisher Jap Sam Books

| Unique hybrid project touching both the fields of science and art by textile artist and former M.D. Monika Auch.

| Beautifully designed by Studio Joost Grootens

| Stitch Your Brain celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2023!

Stitch Your Brain is a long-term study into the intelligence of the hand by artist and former medical doctor Monika Auch. The book reflects the results of the empirical study Auch worked on for the past decade about the importance of creating with your hands in our digital age and the effects of slow creation on neuro cognitive learning, health, and well-being.

The detailed images of a collection of 100+ stitched brains created by participants and their personal comments illustrate the influence of medical image making on body-identity and brain awareness. The creations are in fact a tactile, textile multitude of intimate self-portraits. At the same time, they are a dynamic documentation of changing visions and concerns on global issues throughout the past 10 years.

The data analysis and interpretation by Monika Auch provides insights in the relationship between creativity, stress management, age, well-being, and skill learning. Experts in art history, art, science interactions, and neuroscience who were involved early on in the project comment on the research and place it in a broader context. Contributions by Prof. R. Zwijnenberg, Dr. Marieke Hendriksen, Charlotte Steels (director of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection), and Mané van Veldhuizen. The texts include topics such as the importance of coexistence of art and science and why they need each other, ethical and esthetical changes of self-perception due to modern brain research, the history of medical imagery of the brain and brain imagery using art and textile design in the past and present, among others.

Monika Auch (1955, Germany) lives and works in Amsterdam where she received her education in medicine (UvA) and art. While practicing as M.D. she attained a degree in textile design and printmaking at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2000). Since 2001 she works as a visual artist with a focus on visual work through weaving. A hybrid of art and science, her work focussed on the ‘intelligence of the hand’ in both her visual work and artistic research, based on empirical models. She researches the Intelligence of the Hand in the projects STITCH_MY_BRAIN and WeefLab. Monika Auchs’ practice is informed by regular publications on the material based making of art for Dutch kM magazine. She teaches design on all levels, drawing from a rich archive of material and a commitment about the importance of creativity, hands-on making and personal growth of students.

www.monikaauch.com

www.weeflab.com

www.cargocollective.com/stitchyourbrain