Digital Showcase: Brainwave Performance | Cosa Mentale


Activity Space, Level 3 | National Museum of Singapore

2 & 3 February 2018, Multiple time slots*

*Note: Please select the date/time slot you would like. Please also note there is a max. of 4 participants per time slot. Kindly indicate if you would like to be a participant or member of the audience.

Cosa Mentale | What's it like to draw with two brains connected to a hand?

by Gille de Bast

Cosa Mentale is a brainwave performance where a drawing is produced by the hand of one volunteer, through a connection to the artist's brain. In this process, machines and coding have created new ways of exchange between two individuals. The pulse/signals supplied by the artist's brain are interpreted and transported into an electric current which activates the volunteer's muscles via electrodes.

This process implies a multi-layered connection that involves the different states of mind - meditative, emptiness, abandonment and control. Through this singular encounter, volunteers will explore the mechanisms of loss and control in the drawing process. As the two individuals collaborate in silence, the performance poses the question of who is really controlling the creative process - who begins and finishes the drawing?

A video of the performance will be on display at The Digital Showcase for the duration of the exhibition. Selected drawings will be displayed as part of the exhibition, and participants will be able to collect their drawings after the exhibition ends.

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Feb 2 - Feb 3, 2018
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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Friday, 2 Feb @ 6pm | PARTICIPANT FULL
Friday, 2 Feb @ 6pm | AUDIENCE FULL
Saturday, 3 Feb @ 3pm | PARTICIPANT FULL
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Saturday, 3 Feb @ 5pm | PARTICIPANT FULL
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