Off The Record
Artist Uses Brainwaves To Manipulate Water – Incredible Display Of The Power Of Human Emotion
“The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what it is.”– Baruch Spinoza
Artist Lisa Park has come up with an interesting new art form.
Her art performance is called Eunoia. It derives from the Greek word “eu” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”.
Eunoia II is outfitted with 48 vibration pools, inspired by the 48 emotions philosopher Baruch Spinoza outlined in his book, Ethica, like frustration, excitement, engagement, and meditation.
Each speaker vibrates according to Park’s brain wave-interpreting algorithm, which transforms intense signals from Park’s Emotiv EEG headset into intense vibrations in the pools of water atop speakers.
The modulation of the sound (volume, speed, panning) occurs in real-time in response to her emotional values detected by Electroencephalography (EEG) which is a brainwave detecting sensor.
Here, Park is literally putting her inner struggles on display, and the whole show depends on how she deals with her feelings. The calmer she is, the less vibrations of the sound happen.
“I started working with biosensors especially EEG headset, because I questioned, ‘how can I take this invisible energy and emotions and make it visible?'” Park told The Creators Project. “When I am feeling certain emotions (anger, sadness, happiness), I believe that what’s inside me, more than 60% of water in human body, will create vibrations/energy within myself. So, I wanted to create an artwork that represents the inner part of myself.”
Watch Lisa Park as she puts her inner struggles on display in a beautiful geometrical water display!
For more information visit thelisapark.com
The Sound for “Eunoia II” was composed by the artist, Lisa Park, and the original sound of “#” by Eugenio Caria alias Saffronkeira was partially used with his permission.