Inside the head
video art that explores the brain
The project "The brain of the brain" explores the brain from MRI scans. The project is an art video for viewing to public audiences and selective rooms.
In the beginning, the brain developed, not to think or to feel, but to control movement. The brain initially communicates with rhythm and amplitude. The brain uses 20% of the body's total energy for its functions. Similar amount as a 10 watt light bulb. One of the brain structures that is the center of most neuro biological events associated with fear is the amygdala, which lies behind the pituitary gland. The role of amygdala in fear can best be understood as part of a circle of fear learning.
Recent studies show that fear can be genetic hereditary for 3 generations. We know that the brain contains billions of nerve cells that through a fierce interaction control thoughts, feelings, behaviours and movements, and treat all the impulses we are bombarded with. The brain is so soft that it does not tolerate its own weight. Nevertheless, the brain is almost a mystery. The grey-zone and white zone is a tofu-like substance full of chemical reactions and electricity. An amazing area to explore.
The project investigates various ways in looking and traveling trough the brain.
The project is supported by the Norwegian visual artist remuneration fund and Atopia center for eksperimental film og video-art.