Neuroscience Experiment I: Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze

Last summer I was enchanted by the performance installation at the NYC MoMA in which Marina Abramović confronted a succession of visitors with mutual gaze. She sat during the entire open hours of the museum locked in stare. And people lined up for the opportunity to sit with her.

What happened in that exchange?

In her new exhibition, she seeks out to understand scientifically, what was shared.

Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze (2011) crosses a frontier and makes visible the workings of the human brain – the organ that governs physical and mental activity.

The exhibit is showing October 8 – December 4, 2011 at The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow.
Matthias Oostrik, who created some of the content for the Colorbox, worked with Suzanne Dikker to generate the computer interpretation- the visualization.