Marina Abramovic: Experimenting on Consciousness, Through Art

34:38 minutes

Performance artist Marina Abramovic’s collaborative piece Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze is both art installation and science experiment, in which volunteers sit facing one another while having their brain waves measured. Abramovic discusses these arts and science experiments with neuroscientist Christof Koch, an expert in consciousness.

See a visualization from Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze below:

Segment Guests

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic is an artists who specializes in performance in New York, New York.

Christof Koch

Christof Koch is chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.