sP: Describe your project.
jennifer CHANG & belén GÁNDARA: As an escape from the vertical city, we construct an extension of the synesthetic minds, a literal imitation of a hallucinogen reality. We remap consciousness to break the notion between awareness and
delirium. The result is a parallel city of chambers where ayahuasca is both produced and consumed. The barrier between the mental and physical realities is blurred in these chambers by creating a continuity of the mind. In a continuous feedback loop of humans, machines, and their realities, it is no longer clear if the environment is producing an image of the mind, or if the mind is producing an image of the environment.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
jC & bG: (n)certainties, Opus 5.2; François Roche Studio with Ezio Blasetti + Miranda Römer; Columbia University, Fall 11′.
Additional credits or links:
New Territories Blog.