Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Brain Control Jutsu 人脑控制术

Event Information

Date: 2 October 2018
Time: 07:00 09:00
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
Speaker: Lu Yang, Hideyuki Ando
Language: English with Chinese interpretation


日期: 2018年 10月 2日
时间: 07:00 09:00
场馆: 上海外滩美术馆
主讲人: 陆扬、安藤英由树
语言: 英文,中文翻译

About the Event 关于活动

Lu Yang, a multimedia artist, has long been making efforts to understand human body from the perspective of neuroscience, as shown by her works featuring the concept of related technologies such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). In 2018, she introduced Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS), a technology developed by NTT DOCOMO and Osaka University, into her latest work Electromagnetic Brain Brainology! Brain Control Messenger! (Brain control messenger refers to a person who can take control of brain). Lu believes other parts of body will automatically be controlled if the brain is.

We are honored to invite Professor Hideyuki Ando from Osaka University to give this talk together with Lu Yang. They will begin with the usage of GVS in Lu’s works to discuss how advanced technologies contribute to present virtual reality in artworks, if human perception of real space depends on individual wills, how this perception can be changed, and how we can “save ourselves.”

一直以来,陆扬持续地关注从脑科学的概念认识人类身体的观点,在以往作品中曾应用“大脑深层电刺激技术(DBS)”以及“经颅磁刺激技术(TMS)”技术概念进行创作。2018年全新作品《电磁脑神教!脑制御士!》结合了日本NTT DOCOMO 与大阪大学共同开发研究的“前庭电气刺激技术” (Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation),在日语中,脑制御士中的“制御”一词意为控制,也就是“控制大脑的人”,而能控制大脑,便意味着能控制身体其他部位。


About the Speaker 关于讲者

Lu Yang using a variety of media: video, installation, animation, and digital painting, game, the artist unflinchingly explores existential issues about the nature of life and where it resides. Armed with an overlaying mix of strategies taken from Science, Religion, Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Games, Pop Culture and Music, among others, Lu Yang overrides the often delusional belief that humans control are privileged within this universe. Instead, she highlights the biological and material determinants of our condition reminding us of our transient and fragile existence, but with an edge of dark humor that leaves no room for sentimentality.

Lu Yang’s works have been featured in important group exhibitions at the UCCA (Beijing), Centre Pompidou (Paris), 56th Venice Biennale 2015 China Pavillion, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Liverpool Biennial 2016, Shanghai Biennale 2012, Montreal International Digital Art Biennial 2016, Musée d’art contemporain of Lyon, Momentum (Berlin), Tampa Museum of Art, The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, etc. Solo exhibition such like: Tokyo Spiral, MWoods museum, MOCA Cleveland, UCCA, etc.

Hideyuki Ando is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University. He has made extensive studies on human illusion-based interfaces, related to virtual reality, sensation, consciousness and motion, as well as bionics. His belief that his studies and artistic presentation of technologies are beneficial to society showed him the path of creation in the first place. In 2008, he was awarded Excellence Prize at the Media Arts Festival by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. In 2009 and 2011, he received Honorary Mention (interactive art) two times from Ars Electronica, an Austrian cultural, educational and scientific institute.



安藤英由树,大阪大学研究生学院信息科学研究科教授,他的研究内容包括:利用人体幻觉现象进行的人类介面研究;虚拟实境;感觉,知觉,运动的交互界面研究;仿生学等等。通过对这些交互界面的开发研究,加之对先进科学技术的艺术化表达能够带给社会更多贡献这一点的认同,他开始了自己的创作。2008年,获第12届文化厅媒体艺术节艺术部门优秀奖,2009年,2011年荣获Ars Electronica互动艺术部荣誉奖。

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