Abstract

Work III began as a collaboration with Andy Hanson, an EEG Technologist at Newcastle University’s Institute of Neuroscience. An EEG recording of Gareth Hudson’s brain was filtered through a custom piece of software that was used to simulate what would happen to these brain waves during a fatal cardiac arrest. The results were used by Phil Begg who translated the data for a string quartet as part of a soundscape which formed the basis for a five screen, video-mapped installation emulating a modern Danse Macabre. The work aims to evoke aspects of Martin Heidegger’s “Being-Towards-Death” and the sublime, both experiences which
allow us to confront our finitude.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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  • Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

    Hudson, G., 20 May 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Work I

    Hudson, G. & Thirling, T., 1 Oct 2015

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

  • Work II

    Hudson, G. & Begg, P., 1 Oct 2015

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

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