My Desire

Stipendienausstellung at Helmhaus Zurich
Casted bronze, gilded 10 x 20 x 26cm
1 channel, no sound, 1080p, 12:33”

For My Desire, Raphael Perret had an fMRI of his brain in the state of desire recorded. He isolated the excited zones and calculated a three dimensional model, which he had casted in bronze and gold-plated. Thereby those brain areas are laid open, which are the target of numerous manipulations by the advertising and entertainment industry. At the same time excites gold—as the material of desire par excellence—a certain desire in the spectator. Thirdly is the ‹brain nugget› an example for the urge and desire of scientists and artists to represent things that actually cannot be depicted.

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