Artist Talk: Brigitta Zics: Eye Resonator / Očesni resonator.
ACE KIBLA / KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva ulica 40, Maribor

Through her project Mind Cupola’s Eye Resonator artist Brigitta Zics explores emerging practices in digital art that expose viewers to unorthodox perceptions leading to unusual, often extreme experiences. The project demonstrates how technology provides a tool for artists to test and exploit the limitation of human cognition and how it provides an exciting perspective on art that not only understands its viewers’ desires but reveals new insights about their inner selves. Such experiential art brings a new platform to artists with a new artistic toolkit that works with the intrinsic characteristic of human nature. Eye Resonator immersive art installation uses people’s eye movements to present them with images about their emotions and state of mind.

The project was realized in collaboration with artist and researcher Dr Brigitta Zics and Association for Art and Audio-Visual Production CODE BLUE as producer, and the Association for Culture and Education KIBLA and Association for Contemporary Art X-OP as co-producers.

Dr Brigitta Zics is an artist and researcher acting as Deputy Head of Postgraduate Studies in Ravensbourne London, UK. She joined the team after leading on Digital Media research at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. In her artistic practice she applies creative and innovative technologies in order to access and extract the hidden dimensions of human experience. With the aspiration to better understand ‘what makes us human?’ she creates aesthetic ecologies (aesthetic interactions between human and machine) that are aware of human emotion and imagination. Dr Brigitta Zics’ current research topics include somatic and multi-modal interfaces, wearable tactile displays and data visualization. Her work and research have been broadly published (MIT, Springer) and exhibited (e.g. Kinetica, SIGGRAPH, IMAGINA, ISEA and recently at the Kelenföld Power Plant).