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08 Nov 2017

Pop My Mind is a curated online hub for artists of all disciplines. Its community is challenged to produce new work in response to each other’s work and themes, making the hub a springboard for fresh ideas and dynamic creativity.

Pop My Mind has partnered with DanceEast to see how its community of artists respond to the Autumn 2017 season performances at the Jerwood DanceHouse. Two exceptional responses are below which we think capture the essence of Alexander Whitley Dance Company’s 8 Minutes in a unique way.

In both cases, the artists interpreted the physical presence of space and reflected it internally, into the space of their own minds, which can be equally complex, vast and mesmerising as the galaxies explored in 8 Minutes.


Jimmy Sarson

View Asteroid belt by Jimmy Sarson

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Jimmy is a VFX Student at Norwich University of Arts and has assisted Pop My Mind in 3D printing work as just one of his many areas of expertise. This digital piece of his took a dark spin of the universe idea, equating it to the feeling of being alone in the depth of your mind and the negative feelings associated with that isolation.

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Drew Burrett

View The All seeing eye at the centre of the universe by Drew Burrett

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Drew is an artist based in Norwich, whose rich layered video work explores the complexities of human experience and thought. This piece ‘The all-seeing eye at the centre of the universe’ aims to explore the theme of 8 Minutes in a spiritual and emotional manner, reflecting upon the use of all materials to generate desired effect. He created this idea through colour, shape and our desire to know about the world we inhabit.