24/10.15 Digital (Dis)connections: Ai Weiwei Late
“the first art object to be experienced with the eyes closed “
The experience of the sensory installation ‘Phrontesterion’ by digital Fine artist Luciana Haill caused quite a queue at The Royal Academy, with guests booking their experience session and others hovering to be the in the chair. Prontesterion transports you into a meditative state via a dreamachine and monitors the impact on visitor’s brainwaves ( this EEG signal is converted into interactive sonifications of the soundscape “I AM THAT I AM”) . This was played to the audience who heard dynamic remixes in the room of guiding voices, discussion of the sleeping soul and depending on the response.. quotes from The surrealist manifesto ..
You can view more the professional photographers’ images of the artwork here
There was also 2 Dreamachines asssembled in seance style circle to enable everyone to come into the space and experience the phenomena of Flicker, across closed eye lids which was both thought provoking and meditative for many visitors to this 1960s iconic spinning sculpture..