The Cabinet of Night Unlocked by Magnus Dahl. Collaboration with Metaphone on painting brain waves and listening them back.
Performance, installation at Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2011.
The title of this piece is from a short story by Jeff Noon, and somehow it bring things together; different parts of interest, different ideas. One could see the performance and installation as a attempt to systematize experience around the night and the subconscious. Because what the process does is to open a channel by the technology of EEG, a channel between the brain and machine, between inner and outer. The brain is also disconnected from outer signals by the helmet which generates a state called sensory deprivation. The gaze is now turned, facing inwards. The information that the EEG-sensors achieve is put into an archive. That string of information is later, at midnight, transmitted back to the night from a station on the roof of the building. In this way a cycle is created, a cycle between three sites:
-subconscious -the room where the performance take place -the night
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Cabinet overview. EEG, computer, electronics. Performance, transmitting information. Schematics over EEG-apparatus.
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