THE BRAIN

BY USING AN EXPERIMENTAL METHOD IN NEUROSCIENCE WE TRY TO LOCATE THE TURNING POINT OR LEAP IN THE BRAIN WHEN A PERSON ENTERS FROM A NORMAL CONSCIOUSNESS INTO AN ALTERED STATE.

We want to replace the film camera with a technical apparatus that cancels out the gap between passive viewing and direct experience of ecstasy. The origin is a study from the 1990s where Canadian neurologist Michael Persinger stimulated people’s brains with electromagnetism to provoke an altered state. The technical apparatus for this came to be called the “God helmet”. It was a conventional snowmobile helmet modified with solenoids and connected to a computer program that controlled the electromagnetic signals to put the subject into an altered state of consciousness.