Glass, electronics, video projection
H170 x W90 x D40cm
The work Shield comes as the first version of a series of collaborative works between the visual artist Æsa Björk and musician / performer Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir named Disruptances, which is derived from the combination of the words disrupting + disturbance.
By mapping brain activity with EEG recordings Æsa and Tinna set out to interpret emotional states and their physical manifestations. The border between an intangible emotional state and the physical manifestation of EEG activity through vibration and sound manifests itself in a fragile shield. The shield acts as a membrane separating the self from the outside while reflecting an inner reality which often remains invisible.