FACT: Video Ergo Sum

Fri 4 October

10:00 – 12:30


This symposium will respond to Echo, the new video installation by Mark Boulos, and examine how art and neuroscience intersect in this work. It will explore issues of self-perception and self-representation, including; ecstasy and alienation, hallucinations and psychedelia, out-of-body experiences and ‘the double.’ Echo was inspired by Professor Olaf Blanke’s article Video Ergo Sum, and his research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne, for which he induces out-of-body experiences using 3D video. Featuring neurologist Professor Olaf Blanke, writer and curator Kerstin Winking.