Nonsense Lab

Department of Biological Flow
Three Lines for Plant Activation
2014
motion study and video

Department of Biological Flow
Writ Discrete
2014
performance
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former Northern Telecom cable production plant
Kingston, ON

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Negentropic gesture. A fragile yarn structure forms a fluid grid of red sensors or offers subtle shade from the surveillant camera above. The two artists, blindfolded and tied to the four directions at the wrists and ankles by jute twine, begin to write or dance.

JongmeeBlind2013illustration

Jongmee
Blind
2013
illustration

U.R.A. / FILOART
I.-R.A.S.C.
2002-2007
infrared device

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"The I-R.A.S.C. is an infrared device, which protects against infrared surveillance cameras. It can be made by anybody; no special skills are required. The device radiates infrared light disrupting the reception of infrared surveillance cameras. A sphere of light covers the face of the person under surveillance and as the interaction is invisible to the human eye (at a frequency between 780nm and 1mm), the individual is unaware of what is going on i.e. they don’t see the infrared rays emitted by either the surveillance camera or the I-R.A.S.C."

Ryan Tippery
Face Blindness
2012
coloured pencil illustrations

suchdaintieswhen selene comes2009digital photograph

suchdainties
when selene comes
2009
digital photograph

Department of Biological FlowRGB (Retinal Ganzfeld Bitcast)reworked sisal and steel wirein process

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"The Ganzfeld effect (from German for ‘complete field’) is a phenomenon of visual perception caused by staring at an undifferentiated and uniform field of color. The effect is described as the loss of vision as the brain cuts off the unchanging signal from the eyes. The result is ‘seeing black’ - apparent blindness. … The Ganzfeld effect is the result of the brain amplifying neural noise in order to look for the missing visual signals. The noise is interpreted in the higher visual cortex, and gives rise to hallucinations. This is similar to dream production because of the brain’s state of sensory deprivation during sleep.”

Department of Biological Flow
RGB (Retinal Ganzfeld Bitcast)
reworked sisal and steel wire
in process

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"The Ganzfeld effect (from German for ‘complete field’) is a phenomenon of visual perception caused by staring at an undifferentiated and uniform field of color. The effect is described as the loss of vision as the brain cuts off the unchanging signal from the eyes. The result is ‘seeing black’ - apparent blindness. … The Ganzfeld effect is the result of the brain amplifying neural noise in order to look for the missing visual signals. The noise is interpreted in the higher visual cortex, and gives rise to hallucinations. This is similar to dream production because of the brain’s state of sensory deprivation during sleep.”