[NetBehaviour] The Observatories

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Fri Sep 25 17:19:52 CEST 2009

The Observatories from Pink & Freeman

The Observatories is an experimental art work developed by Pink &  
Freeman, a scientist artist team that explores consumer manipulation.  
Will you buy into it?

The ethical implications of subliminal psychological manipulation are  
huge. It is said that the arts can be masters of communication, but  
what if the message is being communicated subliminally? And what if  
that message is not a concrete fact but an emotional feeling,  
something that drives you to act? Techniques are used to manipulate  
how you think and feel in the environment you are in. What are these  
techniques that make us feel those fight or flight or must-buy-it-now  

In late October will be a free public talk explaining the details  
about how the piece works, the findings of what effect it had on the  
public and the use of psychological and physiological manipulation in  
the modern age. Please let me know if you would like further  

www.theobservatories.org will launch after the show detailing how it  
was created.

I hope you can make it.


Opens 9am Tuesday 22nd Sept - Sunday 27th Sept 2009 @ Middleton Hall,  
Milton Keynes Shopping Centre - A FringeMK commission.

PRIVATE VIEWING - FRIDAY 25th SEPT 5 - 9 pm in Middleton Hall and,  
appropriately enough, outside John Lewis.

FRINGEMK 2009 will see one of Milton Keynes' biggest sequence of Arts  
events take place across the new city with the launch Celebr8 09 on  
21 September – World Peace Day. The public art festival will comprise  
a series of International Public Art Commissions; 'Translation', a  
National Painting Prize; thecentre:mk Annual Painting Prize, Milton  
Keynes Schools Arts and Poetry Prizes and Celebr8 09 which will  
transform the whole of Central Milton Keynes into a temporary public  
gallery and performance space.  www.fringemk.com

Signed Limited Edition prints of the DISCLAIMER posters will be for  
sale. Edition of 50, A1, 20 quid each. See www.theobservatories.org  
for screen version.

Julie Freeman

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