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Galleries scan visitors’ brainwaves in an experimental performance

The Artist is Present – an art performance made by Marina Abramovich in New York and Moscow. The artist sits motionless in the gallery, inviting visitors to sit across from her in silent meditation.

Then the another installation, called Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze, measures the brain activity of visitors who were sitting across Abramovich during the first performance.

The collected data will be archived so that other scientists can study the «magic» that happens when two people share eye contact, and the viewing public will be able to observe this activity.

Photos from thecreatorsproject.com.