Mind Full Change

Collaboration with Simon Cozzens

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Mind Full Change

Collaboration with Simon Cozzens

2019

Dimensions vary (4'x4'x6" each)

Pigment, motion sensors, steel chains, motors, time

Conversations about anxiety and trauma often involve concepts of time. We ruminate on the traumas of our past and stress about possible futures. This is a natural survival mechanism of the human brain, though it often comes at the cost of happiness and daily well-being. As we spend our mental lives in the uncontrollable past and unpredictable futures, we forget that we have control in the present.

Mind Full Change invites the viewer to consider anxiety for what it is in physiological terms: activity in regions of the brain responsible for memory, emotion, and fight-or-flight survival responses. By sitting in a chair and allowing oneself to simply observe, the past and future are set aside to regain a connection to the present. As the viewer explores this moment and allows attention to focus on immediate sensory stimuli, they see a representation of their own transforming brain.The yellow-red brain regions indicating anxiety slowly give way to calm, relaxed blue. In this way, participating in this work is quite literally a practice in mental healing.

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