The */ 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival invites you to submit your proposals for its next hybrid ( physical and online) edition that will take place in spring and fall 2022 respectively in Athens, under the theme “RetroFuture” which calls us to see the future through the eyes of the past and the past through the eyes of the future. Deadline for submissions is on 1st of March 2022.

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(Multi)facing anxiety

Project raises awareness and helps destigmatize anxiety disorders. The exploration of anxiety evolves through an interactive audio-visual installation, with audio testimonies of people who have once felt it strongly. While listening to the statements, visitors are in the mirror-circled room, an illusory infinite space, surrounded by the multiplied lights reflecting the differences in brain waves in a relaxed and aroused anxious state. They are asked to place a GSR device on their index finger in order to generate and record signals based on their emotional response to the story and the environment. The GSR responses are compared in order to explore how the experiences of anxiety influence the visitors and whether they respond to the same stimuli in a similar way.

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Brain Pictures - Zarko Aleksic

Brain Pictures is a multidisciplinary research project connecting scientific methodologies and knowledge with artistic practice. The core of the project is the assumption that an art work activates the patterns of neural networks through external, internal or both stimuli, while the observer plays a crucial role with a set of ontological, epistemological, sociological, political and economic implications.

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