Abstraction with Shape: Now You Can Turn Your Thoughts Into Physical Objects

There is always a line between fiction and reality. Yet, the line is getting blurrier as technology is evolving rapidly and reshaping every facet of our lives. To explore the relationship between humans and machine, as well as thought and matter, two artists present an installation that allows audiences to give a shape to human abstractions.

The Brain Factory

The project, titled Brain Factory, uses Electroencephalography data captured by Brain Computer Interaction and then to convert the resulting form into a physical object. When the audience focuses on words, the Shape Generator produces an ever-mutating shape through interacting with the audience’s brainwave.

The brain factory fundamentally questions the cultural contextualization of forms associated with abstract concepts such as LOVE or FREEDOM, freed from the iconography. 

The object produced at the Brain Factory

The Brain Factory is a project by Maurice Benayoun (also known as Moben) and Tobias Klein. Moben is a French pioneering new-media artist that based in Paris and Hong Kong. His work employs various media, including video, immersive virtual reality, wireless technology. Tobias Klein works in the fields of Architecture, Art, Design and Interactive Media Installation.

Maurice Benayoun

Tobias Klein

Now you can get a chance to interact with the Brain Factory in Hong Kong as it will be part of the exhibits at Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2018. This year exhibition, with the theme of “Much Ado About Everything”, will showcase a series of artworks from artificial intelligence, data visualization, immersive media, machine learning, blockchain technology, 3D printing etc.

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2018

Period: 26 October - 4 November 2018
26 October 2018|6:30pm - 9pm (opening)
27 October - 4 November 2018|12pm - 8pm (main exhibition)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall
Address: 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
Admission fee: Free
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