Heinz Günther Leitner at a Brain painting session in Vienna at the 14th of April
New test arrangement in the Art Research Lab of the Kunsthalle:
Using an eye-tracking device we show eye-movement while watching artwork. For this we assembled a slide show of two-dimensional works from all periods of art history. The test person may take a seat and watch. A special camera construction monitors the pupil movement of the left eye. This will later be shown as a red cross line in a video. After data evaluation we hope to encounter significant tendencies in the visual perception of art.
Is the perception of art really an individual process? Do artists or the subconcious have more influence than we think?
Do we look differently at familiar pictures and unfamiliar ones?
Does the eye move less over Malewitsch’s Black Square than over the Rostock plan of public transport?
We invite you to visit us on the green lawn to pose and discuss these and other questions. Starting Tuesday visitors are invited to take part in the experiment.
The artists Christian Stock was doing brain painting today in Tux, up in the mountains, as the Pingo ergo sum exhibition was opened at the AEC Linz. Below you see Christian Stock with his EEG cap, i. e. the “brush” as well as two brain paintings.
Today evening, the Art Hall Rostock shows the movie “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” from Julian Schnabel (2007). The movie portrays Jean-Dominique Bauby who is locked-in after suffering from a stroke. (In the back of the picture you see a person performing brain painting.)
Today Irene and Christine Hohenbüchler have performed brain painting in their studio in Eichgraben. Our team visited them and put the EEG caps on, and then they painted.
The contains arrived, where Ms Janssen will be living for the next few weeks. They are now all set up and ready. We are looking forward to welcome our most important guest, Ms. Janssen, the next days.
Brain Painting was demonstrated live in the sold out Rostock City Hall as part of the “Highlight der Physik” event. (Pictures shows, from right to left, Ranga Yogeshwar and Adi Hoesle).
On Mon and Tue this week Adi Hoessle visited Rostock for a few days for final discussions regarding the setup in the “Kunsthalle Rostock“. The detailed arrangement in the exhibition hall is fixed. Prof. Schwabe discussed a few technical issues for the Art Research Lab. We entered the final phase of preparation.
At the opening of Bazon Brock’s “Amt für Arbeit an unlösbaren Problemen” in Berlin, a Brain Painting performance was given.