BAASICS.3: The Deep End
BAASICS.3: The Deep End is our third program. It will take place at the beautiful, state-of-the-art ODC Theater in the Mission District of San Francisco on the evening of May 6, 2013. The ODC Theater seats just under 200 people. While the theater seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, we will also document the event and make it available for free online.
BAASICS.3: The Deep End participants will consider neurodiversities such as autism, schizophrenia, and depression through scientific and artistic lenses, as well as exploring their link to creativity. Each will have 8-15 minutes to share their research, work, or performance with the audience.
Following the event will be a casual reception, right next door to the theater, at Root Division, a wonderful art & art education non-profit.
Hannah Adderio-Berry is a San Francisco-based cellist, producer, innovator and educator, who has been living and breathing music since the age of nine. Passionate about bringing music to audiences in a wide array of mediums and venues, she is a sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and teacher, as well as founder and artistic director of Cello Bazaar and Locaphonic, two popular Bay Area music series. Hannah will perform a composition related to mental illness.
Timothy Archibald uses photography to connect with his autistic son, Eli. Together, they created Echolilia: Sometimes I Wonder, a collection of compelling photographs that sheds light on what it might be like to interact with the world and with others through the lens of autism.
Creativity Explored advances the value and diversity of artistic expression by providing artists with developmental disabilities the means to create, exhibit, and sell their art in their own gallery and around the world. Teaching artist Leeza Doreian will speak about her work with artists who struggle with mental disorders.
Walter J. Freeman leads The Freeman Laboratory for Nonlinear Neurodynamics at UC Berkeley, which aims to understand how neurons in the human brain cooperate and coordinate their activities. He specifically uses brain imaging to understand the neural mechanisms of perception, cognition, and creativity.
Terence Ketter is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University and Chief of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic. Inspired by his clinical work with exceptionally creative individuals, Dr. Ketter has developed a strong interest in the relationship of creativity and mood disorders.
Katherine Sherwood's acclaimed mixed-media paintings gracefully investigate the point at which the essential aspects of art, medicine, and disability intersect. At 44, she suffered a massive stroke and now speaks and writes openly about how that event transformed her art practice and her career.
Dr. Indre Viskontas has published ground-breaking work on the neural basis of creativity and has studied creativity in patients with dementia. She is a Cognitive Neuroscience Affiliate at UCSF, an opera singer, and host of Miracle Detectives on the OWN Network.