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The Phrontesterion : inside an installation steered by your brainwaves

See and head the outcomes here as 10 minutes is compressed to 1 minute 43 seconds, all sounds are triggered by EEG and all Entoptic and Phosphene ephemeral visuals are experienced by the percipient in the dentist chair, behind closed eyelids.

The artwork involves a brainwave monitor, so all the sounds heard are modulated and controlled via the participant – their EEG signal is being recorded in realtime and output as dynamic changes and interaction within a sonic score. A sonification we can hear manifests, as do ‘Entoptic’ patterns, phosphenes and many ‘non-linear narratives’ making a unique phenomenal artwork for each participant (their eyes are closed, and they are wearing headphones in a dentist chair). The Phrontesterion is driven by their brain’s response to a Theta wave (4-8 Hz) entrainment protocol by lights (PandoraStar & Dreamachine), in return they receive access to subconscious idling, reveries and tranquility.

The video was captured by Go Pro and shows the 10 minute experience condensed to one minute.. the following visual analysis is the EEG of the participant made using IBVA software and captured using a 2 channel Brainmachine monitor ( http://www.brainmachine.co.uk) all the sounds are made from the EEG controlling the score, custom Brain Switch Audio Unit plugins are in the library to enable this for each frequency bandwidth from the Left and Right sides of the frontal region ( FP1 and FP2 )


‘SleepCycles’ more visitor comments

I went to see the show at the weekend and thought it was excellent. I really enjoyed it. I thought all the pieces were of very high quality. I particularly liked your installation.

I thought all the elements hung together really well to give a powerful experience. The Victoriana strand worked very well through the artefacts and the drawings. The soundscape was also really atmospheric and bound it all together – were the sounds generated from an EEG?

Anyway, great show! – P.H.

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‘SleepCycles’ in Technology is not neutral exhibition London, last few days

Get along to Waterman’s Art Gallery at Kew Bridge, 40 High Street Brentford before we close on the end of the 8th of January to see my projected EEG, ready-mades and Oneirical Illustration Art works with 10 other amazing  female artists

Technology is not neutral is a touring exhibition project that highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. This new curatorial project explores methods of working with new technologies and the themes that bring these artists together.

From drone choreography, sequencing of bacteria and brainwave art to hacking reality, social media activism and telepresence, this exhibition highlights the contribution of female artists in shaping what digital art is today. The exhibition title references the challenges faced by female artists in this field where they are often under-represented.

10am-9pm daily, free entry
www.watermans.org.uk/events/technology-is-not-neutral/


Ample Frequencies : 18.10.16 – AV event with live EEG & dreamachine, Ace Hotel

AMPLE FREQUENCIES: Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, LONDON, 7PM – TUE OCT 18, 2016
FREE WITH RSVP – MIRANDA, LONDON
ldn_amplefrequencies_v5_gj_2From the mundane hum of the refrigerator to the melodies of the cosmos, we experience our world through the slant of sound. This October, Ace Hotel and the audiophiles at B&O PLAY begin to ponder, poke and redefine the edges of sonic consciousness with Ample Frequencies — a series of performances, site-specific installations and sound symposia taking place in New York, London and Los Angeles.

For London’s inaugural happening, we’ve linked-up audiovisual artist Adoxo and scientific researcher Luciana Haill for a sonic sojourn into the quiet mind. A one night only installation in our dreamy basement bar Miranda, the pair’s project will monitor an audience member’s brainwaves during guided meditation, reimagining the results as an oscilloscopic audiovisual performance. A panel discussion hosted by Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura of NTS Radio follow. RSVP free limited space here :
https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/london/ample-frequencies-london


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I loved every single detail of that room! – A. T.


‘Were the sounds generated from an EEG ?’

I went to see the show at the weekend and thought it was excellent. I really enjoyed it. I thought all the pieces were of very high quality. I particularly liked your installation.
I thought all the elements hung together really well to give a powerful experience. The Victoriana strand worked very well through the artefacts and the drawings. The soundscape was also really atmospheric and bound it all together – were the sounds generated from an EEG? Anyway, great show! – P.H.


Technology is not Neutral – tours to Watermans Arts in November

Technology is not neutral – November 4 2016  – January 8th 2017
“The Phrontesterion” in The 
Digital Performance weekend, November 12-13th 2016.
This unique EEG with Dreamachine interactive installation will be available  in Watermans Arts centre for individual experiences over the weekend of November 12-13th 2016. You will need to book a time slot to guarantee a vision and a place in the artwork that also involves a one-to-one interview about the phenomena of “Flicker” with the artist and her assistant.Kibla.jpg

This is in addition to “Sleep Cycles” a new work for 2016 featuring the video mapped projection of the brainwaves recorded during a vivid dream and a series of readymades which tours from Phoenix Brighton in September to London until 08.01.17.

This touring exhibition project that highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. This new curatorial project explores methods of working with new technologies and the themes that bring these artists together.

 

Technology is not Neutral

 

 


Sleep Cycles : EEG of Vivid dream and readymades installation in new show

The following image is a still from a recording I made of the brainwaves of a subject whilst dreaming – we can see they are in light REM sleep , close to awakening, with entrained light Theta waves ( hypnopompic) on their left preFrontal and their right displays a rhythmic oscillating Eye movement close to Delta that matched the recalled narrative of riding a unicorn along a beach when interviewed after waking !

SleepEEG This was made using IBVA 2 channel Brainmachine and IBVA5 software.
The video will be mapped onto a dream journal displaying a vivid dream with recall, amongst the other found and ready-made objects inside glass cloches and a Victorian Linnet cage as part of “Sleep Cycles” 2016. Will be on show in Brighton in Phoenix from September 3rd -25h as part of Technology is Not Neutral group show.


New work ‘Sleep Cycles’ in Technology is Not Neutral, Phoenix, Brighton

03.09.16 – 25.09.16 : Technology is Not Neutral, Phoenix, Brighton
‘Sleep Cycles’ – mixed media installation featuring the EEG recording of a Vivid Dream projected over a book in a bed, a series of cloches containing dream and sleep elements over 8 hours and illustrations made from prolonged states of Reverie from 2014. A vivid dream recorded using EEG is projected onto an old book, in it, a collection of dreams.. lies amongst victorian cloches containing vital sleep cycle elements including a 14 million year old fragment of meteorite and Mugwort capsules.

“Technology Is Not Neutral” is a new touring exhibition project curated by Gordana Novakovic, Anna Dumitriu and Irini Papadimitriou which launches at Phoenix Brighton as part of Brighton Digital Festival. The exhibition highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. The title refers to a quote by Donna Haraway taken from her Cyborg Manifesto. It includes significant and newly commissioned work by pioneering and contemporary female digital artists. The exhibition features work by Ghislaine Boddington, Susan Collins, Laura Dekker, Anna Dumitriu, Bhavani Esapathi, Julie Freeman, Kate Genevieve, Sue Gollifer, Luciana Haill, Nina Kov, and Gordana Novakovic. 

Phoenix Brighton 
10-14 Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB Brighton

All Welcome, free entry. www.technologyisnotneutral.com/

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Cherub and Tim – Gong / Sound bath with EEG

Cherub Sanson and Tim Wheater 20.07.16

Measuring the Brainwave signals (EEG) of 2 guests during a specially arranged Sound healing session, with large gongs, singing bowls and 3 performers. The EEG files will be published here shortly when converted into movie files, we are looking for any entrainment of brainwave frequencies during the session as well as subjective response to the effects that the amazing sounds and voices played.