sound installation, 2003

Synthetic brain releases fragments of information trapped within its tissues, traces of past sensory contacts with the external world
exhibited from May 19

A mobile scanner with which one can explore the depth of a synthetic human brain. Isolated in a room, at close quarters with the brain, a visitor embarks on a visual and acoustic incursion in a animated and translucent universe. As the scanner hovers over the brain, its light beam stimulates areas of the brain, which enter into motion, dilate and produce sounds. By simultaneous retransmission of the scanning operation, the individual adventure reaches beyond the confines of the room and becomes accessible to the outside world.

Cod.Act are André and Michel Décosterd.
André Décosterd is a musician and composer. Specialises in computer programming of musical applications. Studies composition systems specific to electroacoustic and contemporary music, in particular algorithmic composition.
Michel Décosterd is a plastic artist. He begins with photography and builts kinetic devices that produce moving images from light and translucent material. After that, he leave the field of image and aquires more competences in the area of materials technology and mechanics. He focuses his plastic researches on the machine and particularly on the movement. Invents and builds kinetic sculptures.

Since its inception, Cod.Act collaborates with Jacques Décosterd, engineer in the fields of industrial computer sciences and automation systems.

An accompanying event to the 11th Musica Electronica Nova Festival.