Music: Richard Durrant richard-durrant.com/
Animation Direction: Kate Genevieve kategenevieve.com/
Animators: Emma Wakeley wakleyanimation.co.uk/ David Packer sheepfilms.co.uk/
Projection: Malcolm Buchanan-Dick purelure.com/
Extract from the encephalo//graphic animation in performance at Ropetackle Arts.
An animated meditation on the different ways we experience music. The animation combines illustrations of brain cells by early 20th century Spanish neuroscientist Ramon y Cajal, with electroencephalographic (EEG) data recorded from the collaborators, when playing and listening to the specially composed music.
The animation was projected as Richard Durrant created music with a ukulele and kaoss pad from behind the screen. The collaborators were illuminated from behind gauze at the points in the film that their electroencephalographic (EEG) data was visualised, so that their actual heads became part of the animation.
This performance was created in collaboration with neuroscientist Anil Seth for the Arts of Life Science programme at Ropetackle.