Elisabeth Weissensteiner — Mirror Brain


Elisabeth Weissensteiner, Mirror Brain, 2011, projected animation, polyester resin, fibreglass, pigment, 35cm diameter

Elisabeth Weissensteiner, Mirror Brain, 2011, projected animation, polyester resin, fibreglass, pigment, 35cm diameter

Mirror Brain, a new interactive installation by Elisabeth Weissensteiner explores the human inquiry into one’s own mind. A moving image sequence is projected from above as slowly superimposing pictures, text fragments and sounds are interpreted by the viewer. In a black space within the gallery, the audience clutches a vessel as they desperately try to catch a fleeting projection, trying to decipher meaning in complete derangement. As the artist explains “What each viewer sees strongly depends on their movements holding the vessel. By looking into the object held in their hands it raises the question of, can we understand how we think?” In addition, presented sculptures will depict the human head as the boundary between cognition and perception. They, too, will lead viewers into the mirror chamber of scientific inquiry as self-perception and perception of nature are like mirrors turned on each other.