Video Ergo Sum (2013)

This symposium responded to Echo, the new video installation by Mark Boulos, and examined how art and neuroscience intersect in this work.

It explored 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 included: Mark Boulos, neurologist Professor Olaf Blanke and  Kerstin Winking Global Collaborations Project Curator at the Stedelijk Museum.

The event began with a tour of the exhibition and introduction to the work by Mark Boulos, followed by a Q&A from the audience.