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Articles by Philippe Rahm:

Inhalable Spaces

The question of the notion of Neuroaesthetics—I think in our work there is a kind of relationship with this idea because there are a lot of different dimensions and different things that change, and so the meaning of the space today is not the same as before, because we have more media to understand in the spaces we are living in.

So the first project I want to present is Nanometric spatialization. It is a project we first proposed in Switzerland for the National Swiss Exhibition called Expo 02. We were preselected but we lost the competition. After that we tried to do it again …

This post is in: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #5 (2005-07),Architecture and Architectonics

Non-Visual Films

In 1965, American artist Tony Conrad made The Flicker, a film consisting entirely of black and white photograms, which alternated according to different arrangements or frequencies.

When projected, The Flicker produces a stroboscopic, or flashing, effect that often leads audiences to ‘see’ images or colored motifs. According to Jonas Mekas, the film actually provokes an epileptic attack in one out of every 15,000 people. Conrad, who studied the physiology of the nervous system at Harvard University, invents through this film a new film image that is different from the usual narrative or pictorial ones generally put forward in cinema. …

This post is in: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #2 (2000-02),Artists' Projects

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