Video Ergo Sum (2013)
4 October 2013
This symposium will respond to Echo, the new video installation by Mark Boulos, and will examine how art and neuroscience intersect in this work.
It will explore issues of self-perception and self-representation including ecstasy, alienation, hallucinations, psychedelia, out-of-body experiences and ‘the double’.
Echo was inspired by Professor Olaf Blanke’s article “Video Ergo Sum” and his research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, for which he induces out-of-body experiences using 3D video.
Speakers include: Mark Boulos, neurologist Professor Olaf Blanke and Kerstin Winking Global Collaborations Project Curator at the Stedelijk Museum.
The event will begin with a tour of the exhibition and introduction to the work by Mark Boulos, followed by a Q&A from the audience.