FORA.tv Speaker - Nicole Ottiger
Nicole Ottiger was born in London in 1969. She is an artist, teacher, and art psychotherapist. She graduated in 1998 with a BA in Fine Arts from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Art Psychotherapy from London University Goldsmiths. In 2010, she spent nine months in a residency in the Brain Mind Institute at EPFL. For her work, the artist employed the "Video Ergo Sum" neuro-scientific experiment and setup of Bigna Lenggenhager et al 2007 (Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience, EPFL). The experiment demonstrated that conflicting visual-somatosensory input in virtual reality could disrupt the spatial unity between the self and the body. Ottiger's "Portait of An Artist: The Mind's Eye" installation featured in the "Think Art - Act Science" exhibition is a self-portraiture of the virtual body modus.
11.10.11 | 01:23:26 min
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