Color experiment, 2020
Acrylic on Paper
35 cm × 48 cm
RANDOM HARMONY is a series of interdisciplinary artworks which bridges neuroanatomical structures and their connectivity with visual-audio artistic creation. Together with Danial Arabali, this collective exhibition starts from the smallest brain fractures in a physical form and browses through a recreated portrait of our thoughts and emotions. Artists use a fusion of artistic techniques with actual brain-machine interfacing technologies to capture an impression of our brain complexities. A humble effort to portrait the only 86 billion neurons in the human brain and their approximately 17.2 trillion communications per second.
ArtTech aims to engage the viewer with emerging treatment technologies that might challenge the ethical boundaries of our current time. These advanced types of machinery, Brain-Machine-Interface (BCI), tend to improve the life quality of many patients whose lives are restricted by their impairments. If properly planned and executed, this could lead to the clearance of a long-lasting disease in a matter of seconds. As absurd as it sounds, this remains to be a great selling point to get the public's attention. The worrying part, however, is that these advances are yet fairly unknown to the public. Good or bad, the question remains to be, how to bridge the gap between society's common sense and what such technologies might have to offer?
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Somehow, we got along with the elephant in the room…Recognizing each other with covered faces has become a daily practice …. ordering from behind plexiglass feels just the right thing to do. It is just a curious thought … obviously, I keep the tapes on … just wondering for how long!
In this collection, the focus was inspired by the word "Ergon" in Latin meaning that, every presence can be identified by an assigned function.
I used this hint to express my understanding of the word "AUF:GABE" provided in two works:
- first, in "It's not about you", where the medium is language and the act of art, is an essential relation between two (perhaps misunderstood) concepts that metaphorically can be seen as a relevant social conflict.
- and in "Unless you make it", where the idea was to provide an impulsive representation of the word 'ergon' and how it does interact with each of the used elements used in this work.
Works presented @DELPHI-space, Freiburg, Aug.2020
A development, a process, a familiar feeling. It happens every time we are exposed to a new experience, a new situation. Sometimes, it might be less or more drastic, nevertheless, we would go through development in a way or another.