The Art of Questionable Provenance
In The Art of Questionable Provenance, the lives of a photojournalist, a neuropathologist, an art forensic expert, and a fortune teller intersect around a bizarre crime. A tale of perception that parallels the functions of the brain and explores critical themes emerging from modern neuroscience, The Art of Questionable Provenance examines how we piece together the stories – real or illusory – of our selves. Do the firings of certain neurons in a particular pattern ultimately determine who we are? The Art of Questionable Provenance is a continuing collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara, and its participants include prominent scientists and professional artists.
A young scientist, at a critical point in his career, receives notice of a mysterious package left to him by the late mother he never knew. What he finds when he travels to Japan to retrieve his inheritance is much more than he ever could have imagined. Dealing with themes of identity, culture, and heritage, Bend, Fold, Break asks how we define ourselves—as scientists and artists, as individuals, and as family.
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Research and experimentation in the kitchen entangled with the personal lives of three famous chefs.
Two women, a critical moment in history, and the fundamental principle of symmetry.