Nikolaj Kunsthal 2015
Blackout is a research installation about hidden patterns in the human mind.
Made with Dark Matters in collaboration with Jens Jørgensen
Music by SØS Gunver Ryberg
Neuroaesthetics is a combination of serious science, common phenomenas and a visual base for artists throughout time. Hidden visual images are embedded in all humans and can be enhanced by triggering the visual cortex in the human brain. Different stages of sleep, looking at bright lights and deep meditation, is some og the natural states which can provide long lost images or hidden colourful patterns.
The installation features 3 seats with 27 strobes placed in selected spots around in a secluded space. The audience is invited to sit down in the seats with their eyes closed. They will be provided with headphones which features a music piece times to the light for an enhan-ced audio/visual experience.
The strobes will make different timed patterns in a 3x9 matrix which will activate quasi hallucinatory imagery on the audience eyelids and create visuals for the music piece. Every imagery - being color og graphic patterns will be different for each individual audience.