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.