This friday 19th May I am showing my syncretic, participatory artwork in its latest version ‘The Phronteserion’ between 3 and 9pm in The Institute of Philosophy, Bloomsbury, London.
The Open Senses Symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and artists exploring sensory practice. The event features exhibition stalls, panel discussions, pop-up talks and experiences showcasing work in academia, inclusive practice, scent, food, medicine, theatre, music, law, restaurants, typography, dance … and more
The goal of the Symposium is to challenge, demonstrate and interrogate how sensory practice is capable of building greater connection to the world, our environment, the people around us and ourselves,
In this interactive, participatory artwork #The_Phrontesterion, the EEG entirely controls the soundtrack in a feedback loop – the brainwaves of participants are monitored whilst experiencing a dynamically choreographed stroboscopic wellness lamp. As well as this a ‘#Dreamachine’ sets the tempo – this classic kinetic sculpture spinning atop a record player invoking the phenomena Flicker (brainwaves slow to 8-10 hz cycles) via a process of simple neurofeedback. Emergent sonic-guides and voices recede, new ideas come to the fore, in a secluded space, importantly with their eyes closed, reclined in an air-pumped dentist chair, they float back down, where time disappeared – experiencing reverie. Experience rejuvenation, hypnotic time distortion, refreshed creativity and ‘nonlinear thinking’.
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
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 !
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.