Curated by Marisa Cavichiolo
Presented by UCLA Art I Sci Center
Octopus Brainstorming: Synesthesia is a performance / experience work made by Victoria Vesna in close collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen. The work uses real-time EEG, brain waves, video, color, sound. They investigate the possibilities of communication between brain and brain. “These are part of the larger area of research into the physical associates of mental processes such as emotions and feelings,” says Caichiolo. “It has since evolved to incorporate the idea of embodied intelligence in the form of an octopus crown worn by participants.”.