water bowls

Lisa Park is an artist, who’s chosen a unique way of expressing herself via the medium of sound, brainwaves, and her emotional frames of mind.  She uses her brainwaves to modulate the surface of water bowls, and creates a performance involving pieces of music that she has crafted herself.

She states: “Eunoia” is a performance that uses my brainwaves — collected via EEG sensor– to manipulate the motions of water. It derives from the Greek word “ey” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”. EEG is a brainwave detecting sensor. It measures frequencies of my brain activity (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Theta) relating to my state of consciousness while wearing it. The data collected from EEG is translated in realtime to modulate vibrations of sound with using software programs. EEG sends the information of my brain activity to Processing, which is linked with Max/MSP to receive data and generate sound from Reaktor.”

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