Rhodopsin, Labs {Record Release}

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LABS RHODOPSIN, LP {record release} March 7th @ Helmuth Projects 7-to late BYOB!!! A SHIP IN THE WOODS in collaboration with Greg Smaller (LABS, Rita Records) will release a LABS special limited edition LP, Rhodopsin. This record is a collection of ambient work that draws from the Rhodopsin installation conceived by A SHIP IN THE WOODS and inspired by the research of vision scientist Patrick Cavanagh. LABS will perform a live interactive set incorporating the Rhodopsin monster flash. $15 entry fee (includes free copy of the record) $8 entry (without record) proceeds help fund WSOHOIDPS 501(c)3 nonprofit Helmuth Projects: 1827 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 RHODOPSIN (interactive experience) Our perceptual experience is not the direct experience of the world around us. Rather, it is the result of a constructive process, in which the brain formulates an ongoing hypothesis about the external world. Visual perception transforms the two tiny movies that constantly dance across the retinal screens on the back of each eye into the rich world we feel we inhabit. Opsins are biological pigments that reside in the photoreceptor cells of the retina, the cells that are responsible for the first events in the perception of light. Rhodopsin is the most sensitive opsin. It resides in the 120 million rod photoreceptors that sit in each of our retinae, enabling us to see in low illumination. In this exhibit, a flash of light will expose the observer to an afterimage as we create very unusual sensory conditions that will allow observers to experience the unfolding process of perceptual construction, from the photoreceptors to conscious awareness. Participants will experience a series of rich visual percepts that emerge through the interplay that takes place between our proprioceptive bodily sense and a visual system that is activated in total darkness.
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