Pratt Manhattan Gallery’s 2014-2015 season will debut with Sleuthing the Mind, a cutting-edge exhibition that presents works of video, performance, human-computer interface, virtual reality, and more traditional artistic approaches that both highlight and unravel the mysteries of the mind.

The free public exhibition features work by 20 local and international artists, and an opening night reception that will include a live performance by video artists George Quasha and Charles Stein that plays with the viewer’s perception of language and cognition.

Inspired by neuroscience research on consciousness, attention, memory, and empathy, the art of Sleuthing the Mind stems from artist collaboration with neuroscientists, neuroscience writing and experiments, and training in related fields.

Sleuthing the Mind operates in the space between a thematic exhibition and an experiment,” says guest curator Ellen K. Levy. “The exhibition invites viewers to engage with art that provides insights into how the mind works.”

The exhibition will be on view from September 17–November 5 at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street.  The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, September 16 from 6–8 PM and is free and open to the public (no RSVP required).