Performance Guide

Pace Gallery

Menlo Park, CA

Contemporary Art Gallery Seeking “Performance Guides” for "The Institute Presents: Neurosociety"—an immersive theater exhibition.


The Institute is an arts and science laboratory that conducts research in the areas of neuroscience, cognitive behavior and psychology. The Institute’s new program, “Neurosociety” seeks to show participants how our reality is in fact virtual reality through 4 experiments.

Is life a play without an author? The “theater of the mind” authors itself. The “play” uses extremely limited “sets”—our brains collect a restricted impression of the world, limited vocabulary (our senses) write the script and biased grammar (our attention, memories and biases) constructs a world useful for us. Our brains give history and meaning to these sets.

What seem to be limitations and biases are in fact creative advantages. We, as social beings, and our neural networks write and rewrite the play. We function as performers playing out roles that we script for ourselves. Our malleability rewrites that script to adapt and possibly improve our societies. 

“Neurosociety” demonstrates how we write that play and consists of a series of four rooms that participants enter, in small staggered groups, in a prescribed order.


Performers of all ages, ethnicities and genders to play the part of Institute fellows who guide participants through the experiences and conduct the experiments. Beneficial if you have an interest in/understanding of popular science.

Job Details:

The exhibition takes place in our Menlo Park, CA location and runs from October 10, 2016 through March 31, 2017.  Preference given to those who can be available for the full length of the exhibition.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 7:30PM.  Full and Part-Time Shifts will be available.

Pay is hourly, and will be discussed during the interview process.

Training will be provided on-site by the artist and his staff.

 To Apply:

Please send CV and Headshot, along with confirmation of availability from October 10, 2016 - March 31 2017, to .  Please put “Neurosociety Performance Guide” in the subject line.


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