Mind the textile
The installation is an artistic investigation of the mind and constructions of stories. The Women Connected community underwent developmental sessions, engaging in experimental activities to heighten awareness of our thoughts and minds. Through shared meditation, storytelling, laughter, and imaginative scenarios, we delved into the capacities of our minds, capturing the essence through electroencephalograms, images, and brain activity data.
The whole process aimed to materialize the inner process of metacognition, to think about the way we think. Using EEG devices, we trained algorithms to detect mental commands, modifying 3D models to showcase the power of thoughts. The resulting textile bears witness to our mental patterns and brain activity images, symbolizing the amalgamation of individual stories within a storytelling and crafts-based community.
Challenging the Western emphasis on reinforcing individual stories for self-empowerment, our installation advocates for the dissolution of ego through collectivism. By repurposing individual narratives on stage, we blur the lines between personal and collective, fostering a shared path. As stories converge, the fabric becomes a metaphor for the dissolution of ego, challenging the notions of identity, categorization, and labeling.
During a couple of sessions with international women of the WOCO community, we delved into exercises of mindfulness and collected data on the electric activity of the brain that modifies digital models and generative visual nets.
An attempt to detach our inner speeches that have been forming unconsciously and deconstruct certain stories, as a fun fact every time you remember something, your brain connections make mistakes, and the more you remember something less accurate it becomes.