According to Incidence is a performance developed by Jessica Ann and performed in collaboration with her friend Lillianna Marie. With this work they will be attempting to sync their brainwaves in an effort to re-score a video composition that reflects the rhythms of their synchronicity. This work sets up the condition for creative interventions, (both voluntary and involuntary), across an interface, (brain-to-computer), traditionally used in scientific settings. Will this performance reveal patterns between the performers brainwaves, video on view, and the timing of their synchronizations? Can intuitive knowledge about our relationship to each other via images be derived from this artistic spectacle? How will the implementation of a traditionally scientific prosthetic (a brainwave sensor) hinder or aid in these inquiries? Using aesthetics to approach techno-science inventions, this work lives at the intersection of art and science. It aims to integrate the two in new and novels ways while producing knowledge of its own.
About the artist
Jessica Ann is an artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. Her interests span a variety of media, including organic material and living organisms, video, code, electronics, and the Internet. She aggregates these media via eclectic forms that often take shape as kinetic sculptures and interactive installations. The resulting work reflects a desire to understand how and why a life mediated by technology is changing what it means to be a body-in-time.