Ben Mergelsberg gained a Human Sciences degree at Oxford University. He then moved on to become a film maker and artist based in Berlin. In his film installations, he explores the limits of what can be seen and understood.
If we cut open the skin of our skull, put a hole in our head and had a look at our brain, what would it tell us about ourselves? If we create more and more precise images of the inside of our head, do they in any way reflect experiences we have of our thoughts, feelings and desires? What do we really see when we look at pictures of our brain? Can they help us to understand this great mystery that we ourselves embody – consciousness? In what way is the anatomy of our brain a mirror of ourselves? Will we in the future be able to understand our mind by looking closely at the mechanisms that guide the interactions of our neurons? These questions are explored in a video installation in which fractal images and MRI scans are watched through a big kaleidoscope.
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