MRI MS_Upside down (2017)
'MRI MS_Upside down' shifts the view to shift the mind.
“What happens when my vision is flipped upside down? What or who has been inverted? What occurs when I inhabit the gap between what I see and what (I think) I am? Stay there and then took a step backwards. And then another and then another … ”
In this collaborative performance the participants were testing the mediating effect of inverted vision on the awareness and use of the body and mind. The artist fabricated a number of reversing goggles that inverted the wearers’ vision. The bespectacled challenged themselves with wall writing and drawing inside the gallery space. Jatun Risba wrote various paradoxical thoughts about healthcare in the form of koans (questions without a rational logic). The written tags and phrases acquired meaning only with the help of the goggles. In this mode of viewing the seemingly casual lines started to form letters and words. The doors of perception opened and unsettling epigrams like “If you cannot love yourself, what can you love?” or “When you encounter health, run away as fast as you can." entered into your consciousness. The event ended up with a Dionysian subversion of cultural codes. The author was running and falling on the floor among the people who were waiting patiently (in front of Kapelica Gallery closed doors) for the inauguration of an art exhibition that ended up postponed due to technical problems.
The development of the project 'MRI MS' in 2017 — in collaboration with RAMPA Lab and Kersnikova (Ljubljana) — was supported by the Slovene Ministry of Culture.