A workshop entitled Challenging The Conservative Brain was run by Stealth. Exhibition design by Bik Van der Pol and Maria Lind.
The brain is a muscle. Neuropsychologist Ernst Pöppel states that although the human brain is perfectly equipped to register differences, if not sufficiently challenged, it will show a natural tendency to act conservatively. Pöppel's statement coupled with a more general interest in the cultural and urban developments in cities, was a starting point for TEASING MINDS. The resulting questions were explored in relation to the specific context of Munich through workshops, public events and in a publication. A number of art projects, an art magazine, a publisher, and a series of film screenings approached similar questions but from different points of view.
SMS projects are developed in the cities of Belgrade, Munich, Rotterdam, Zurich, and New
York. This SMS project for Munich was initiated by Bik Van der Pol and Stealth Unlimited in collaboration with Kunstverein München.