Noor Stenfert Kroese
Noor Stenfert Kroese works as scenographer and new media artist. Her work originates in the interaction between space, time and human activity which is inspired by scientific and technological developments.
She seeks for disruptions in the time and space continuum of a performance by using video and/or light projection in order to constitute the amalgamation of digital and physical space. Also spatial, auditory and occasionally the olfactory and tactile experiences are used in her work to create controlled active perceptions. To be aware of the relationship of the visitor and possible performer(s) to an event, space or object, in which new and existing spaces and structures can transform is very important for her process.The intertwinement between the visitor and her work creates possibilities to show the underlying structures of our world.Therefore her work gives the opportunity to take a person into a multiple and sometimes contradictory thought / experience world that goes beyond the space of the textual world. Literal meaning can be replaced by embodied experiences via her installations.
'Essence in between'
‘Connectome’ is a sensory interactive installation. Noor Stenfert Kroese coloborates for this installation with the musicians from VRUKT as part of their graduation from the Amsterdam University of the Arts. The installation is based on neuroscientific research of the Connectome: the complete map of all neural connections in our brain. We do not know yet for sure what the information of these connections includes. Neuroscientists have speculated that maybe your memories are stored in the connections between your brainís neurons. And perhaps other aspects of your personal identity, such as your personality and your intellect, they could also be encoded in the connections between your neurons. The information that makes you, you.
During your life your personal identity changes slowly. Likewise, every connectome changes over time. But what kinds of changes happen? Neurons grow, like trees, new branches, and they can lose old ones. Synapses can be created, and they can be eliminated. And synapses can grow larger, and they can grow smaller, and in between there are thousands/millions of signals jumping.
Neuroscientist have a lot of evidence that neural activity is encoding our thoughts, feelings and perceptions; our mental experiences. The neural activity can cause your connections to change. And if you put those two facts together, it means that your experiences can change your connectome. The essence of us humans could be stored in a changing connection wich makes our ‘being’ a moving thing. ‘Connectome’ is an embodied experiences between humans’ conscious and unconscious choices.
zonder jou geen ik
zonder jullie geen wij
(vrij naar Hegel)