Attention Span – Video Installation

I showed this piece at my group show SQUASH in Safehouse 1 in Peckham. I collected accurate EEG readings ( Time elapsed, Signal, Attention, Meditation, EEG delta, EEG theta, EEG low alpha, EEG high alpha, EEG low beta, EEG high beta, EEG low gamma, EEG mid gamma) and presented them in a sort of ‘scrolling credits’ manner. I used overlays of tv/vhs white noise and corrupted footage and desaturated them to create abstract patterns and glitches. I wanted the glitches to be hypnotising and make the viewer look for shapes and images, even though there are none there. I am considering doing a re-edit of this work for my degree show and making it an hour long loop.

For the purposes of the installation I also presented one of my acetate prints, this one being a self portrait with raw EEG data handwritten on top.



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