Exhibition: Walking in my Mind
- By: Daniel Henderson, Emily Pull
Walking in my Mind showcases the work of 10 international artists to try to explore the “inner workings of the artist’s imagination.” Each of the galleries and terraces of the Hayward Gallery has been transformed into an individual “mindscape.”
Floating body parts, giant oesophaguses, and eerie dream-like rooms of impenetrable threads, stretched from wall to wall, make Walking in my Mind a frenetic hop, skip, and jump. Although at times confusing and challenging, this exhibition offers a thought provoking foray into the depths of the human psyche.
Thomas Hirschhorn’s Cavemanman is a meandering series of tunnels that link caves of cardboard and parcel tape. Foil covered mannequins wired up to dynamite suggest an underlying paranoia. The artist likens his creation to the mind: “I believe it is possible to structure your mind like a cave, with cavities where you hide things—garbage, unmentionable things. We think there’s no light on them;