An immersive LED installation, Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You, created by internationally famous Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, is now on display at the QBEC Gallery, National Museum of Qatar. This new large-scale installation is Pipilotti Rist’s first one in the Middle East. The artist’s art is known for its multi-sensory qualities, with overlapping projected imagery that is highly saturated with colour.
“This work is both a collective and individual experience. We want to understand what is happening inside the brain of the other, and culture is the main way to try to understand each other beyond language,” says Pipilotti Rist.
Here, within a dimly lit space, visitors are invited to discover themselves with the help of this multisensory experience. Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You is a symbol of humanity’s collective unconscious and the power of the mind.
The “pixels” that have 12,000 LED lights placed on cables around the gallery represent neurons, which are regularly flashing and communicating with each other. They are programmed in synchronisation with the sound and video installation which shows Qatar’s landscapes.
Swiss visual artist Pipilotti Rist is an early pioneer in experimental video. Her work Ever Is Over All won the Premio 2000 award at the Venice Biennale in 1997. She has been working with multimedia installations projecting video and light-based works across different surfaces. Her work is often characterised as surreal, intimate, abstract art, having a preoccupation with the female body.
The installation is open for visitors until 15 January 2024. Admission to the exhibition is free. However, tickets must be reserved online.
In addition, visitors with sensitivity to light have to keep in mind that the exhibition uses flashing lights which might cause discomfort or trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
To get more information, please visit the official webpage of the event.
You may be also interested in visiting the exhibition Another Perspective at Cultural Foundation.