Published on Nov 23, 2014
"The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what it is."- Baruch Spinoza
Eunoia II is outfitted with 48 vibration pools, inspired by the 48 emotions philosopher Baruch Spinoza outlined in his book, Ethica, like frustration, excitement, engagement, and meditation. Each speaker vibrates according to Park's brain wave-interpreting algorithm, which tranforms intense signals from Park's Emotiv EEG headset into intense vibrations in the pools of water. The modulation of the sound (volume, speed, panning) occurs in real-time in response to her emotional values detected by EEG headset. Here, Park is literally putting her inner struggles on display, and the whole show depends on how she deals with her feelings. The calmer she is, the less vibrations of the sound happen.
"I started working with biosensors especially EEG headset, because I questioned, 'how can I take this invisible energy and emotions and make it visible?'" Park told The Creators Project. "When I am feeling certain emotions (anger, sadness, happiness), I believe that what's inside me, more than 60% of water in human body, will create vibrations/energy within myself. So, I wanted to create an artwork that represents the inner part of myself."
For more information; thelisapark.com