Realized via neurotechnology, the immersive installation senses and reflects the viewer’s changing attention levels. Donning an electroencephalogram (EEG) headband, the viewer enters an enclosed room with a series of color-coded paintings. While viewing the paintings around her, the viewer’s attention levels illuminate the room with blue, red, or green light. The paintings thereby emerge successively, delivering contrasting impressions. In different states of mind, one will perceive the same paintings differently.
As only partial views of the work are revealed, the real appearance of the paintings remains unknown, alluding to one’s perceptions of the external world, both subjective and fluid. Simplistic understandings of the other obscure the truth and easily lead to friction among religious groups and social classes. As one viewer controls the color of the environment through her brainwaves, others can also see what she sees, questioning the boundaries between reality and illusion as well as self and other.