Open Brain is...
the realization of the idea that we all have something worth sharing. Since standard social scenarios don’t provide a consistent space for communal expression, Open Brain creates this space. Open Brain is the flagship event for every city Stageless Arts is in. The goal is to have the creatives in the community always be spawning new events!
Originally conceived as an open mic that would reach beyond the standards of music, poetry, dance, and stand up comedy, Open Brain features all forms of art. This includes arts typically reserved for galleries, including illustration, painting, photography, and film—as well as less conventional forms like storytelling, hardware hacks, software development, cooking, massage therapy, rocket designs, and conversations around everything from artificial intelligence and genetics to the role of art in society.
These salon-style gatherings are neither new nor complicated, but society's present state seems to have forgotten the importance of communal sharing.
It’s up to us to bring it back. Join us every other week to open your brain and share whatever you’ve got.
Open Brain at TEDx Colombo
A meandering talk, or poem, or performance, or...maybe just art...that explores the philosophical foundation of Stageless Arts and its core event, Open Brain: everything is art, and everyone is an artist.
Continue the Sharing On Facebook!
* Check out the individual pages for event updates in your city *
- New York
- San Francisco
- Cape Town
- Beijing [Facebook isn't accessible from China, so we're still working out where to host an online community]
Open Brains are spreading! Please reach out if you don't see your city listed and would like to start one. They are how Stageless Arts will continue to grow!
A Taste of Open Brain
Fragments of a trip to Chicago glued together by New York City inspirations.
"Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger..."
Video courtesy of Michael Crew of the Living or Existing Collective.
Helena Ball performs Grown with Mike Tedesco at Open Brain Spetember 29th, 2015.
Mike Tedesco performs Hey Ya by Outkast at Open Brain: Art in the Park on September 15, 2015.
Quinton Counts performs Told To Be Cold at the Open Brain sharing series with Aiden Livingston improvising on the guitar.
When Open Brain is an hour away and you haven't written anything new, you say whatever's on your mind—just for the sake of sharing.