Lisa Park’s Brainwaves Used To Create Performance Art

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Eunoia from Lisa Park on Vimeo.

Artist Lisa Park‘s performance titled Euonia – a Greek word that can be translated as “beautiful thinking”.  The title is apt as Park’s thought’s are central the beauty of her performance.  She makes use of an EEG headset which monitors various brainwaves and eye movement.  The resulting information is translated into sound directed to one of five speakers.  A shallow pan of water sits on each speaker, vibrating and shimmering with each of Park’s various thoughts.  Park associated each of the five speakers with a different emotion and would recall various memories of people important to her in order to manipulate the speakers.  She had hoped to develop the ability, through practice, to end her performance in silence but could not – an outcome perhaps more interesting than she had intended.  It may be the brain is much more difficult to quiet than it seems.  Be sure to check out the video to see Lisa Park’s brain in action.  [via]

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