Curator’s Notes: Cognitive Dissonance By: Fabrianne Morales, Chief Curator, Arts Talk PH Much has been said about the power of the mind. A single insight from the edge of consciousness can enrapture, sadden, comfort, torment, and taunt—directly affecting any intended actions. However powerful, the human brain is subject to limitations. We all have that inner drive to align our attitudes to our self-concept, and this is where the notion crossed our mind. For this exhibition, we were inspired by Leon Festinger’s Cognitive Dissonance Theory. This theory is based on the notion that sustaining cognitive consistency after a dissonance-causing occurrence is...
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