Neuro Memento Mori: Portrait of the Artist Contemplating Death

Comparing neural activity during two death-related psychological processes. By Jane Prophet, Professor at School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong.

2015.01.15 | Lars Pallesen

Date Tue 27 Jan
Time 11:00 12:30
Location Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Nobelparken, building 1483, 3rd floor

NEURO MEMENTO MORI: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST CONTEMPLATING DEATH

Comparing neural activity during two death-related psychological processes

 

 I introduce my art practice, focusing on previous collaborations with scientists, then present interdisciplinary work in progress with Aarhus University, City University Hong Kong and New York University. This research uses brain imaging to attempt to reveal the neural mechanisms underlying death-related psychological processes. For hundreds of years memento mori and vanitas artworks had an alleged function - to prompt the viewer to contemplate their own mortality. This collaborative research gathers fMRI data via two related single-subject fMRI experiments. This data is used to produce a range of outputs, ranging from sculptural 3D printed objects, displayed at Moesgaard Museum, to academic papers.

Jane Prophet, Professor at School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong

www.janeprophet.com

www.neuro-memento-mori.com

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