Glimpse: a passing look
EEG-based brain-computer interface, lighting control system, painting, music
12 x 6 x 4 m; 40 x 20 x 13 ft (Width x Length x Height)
Realized via neurotechnology, the immersive installation senses and reflects the audience’s state of mind through optical illusions. Before entering, a viewer is invited to don an EEG-based brain-computer interface that analyzes her brainwaves. While viewing the paintings on the surrounding walls, her changing attention levels illuminate the room with light of different colors. Accordingly, the figures in the color-coded paintings seem to glimmer, emerging from the darkness and disappearing into the sea, as they struggle to survive the ecological apocalypse engulfing them.
In different states of mind, the viewer perceives the same paintings differently, while the real appearance of the paintings remains unknown. Such momentary glimpses of the work allude to people’s subjective perception of the external world. Simplistic understandings of the other obscure the truth and easily lead to social friction. As one viewer controls the color in the environment, others can also see what she sees, questioning the boundaries between reality and illusion as well as self and other.
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12 x 6 x 4 m; 40 x 20 x 13 ft (宽 x 长 x 高)