How do we escape from the cage of the brain?


How do we escape from the cage of the brain? 2017 Multi-channel video with sound, 8:15min looped Two hand-blown glass sculptures Video screen embedded in black acrylic On/off switch 15 x 20 x 5 in. / 38 x 50 x 12 cm Edition: unique

How do we escape from the cage of the brain?
2017

Multi-channel video with sound, 8:15min looped
Two hand-blown glass sculptures
Video screen embedded in black acrylic
On/off switch
15 x 20 x 5 in. / 38 x 50 x 12 cm
Edition: unique

Loher’s new glass series is inspired by the shape of a neuron - the basic building block of the nervous system. At the center of the hand-blown glass sculpture, the glass is magnified to represent the nucleus, the core of the cell where we form our DNA.
Peering into the nucleus tiny creatures float to form the chemical formulas found in medications to treat mental disorders such as Depression, ADHD and Insomnia. Dancing pills provoke the viewer to contemplate on how drugs may affect the mind. As the pills move away from the screen, human faces appear in a lab-like surrounding as they gaze to the viewer.
To create these moving images, Loher and the Videoplanet team staged and choreographed dance under a black light in the bird’s eye view and experimented with various new techniques in their Video-laboratory.

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Michiko Sakano and her team making glass sculptures Urban Glass, New York.