Prosthesis – Simulation kit of externalised human brain tissue
Would you change your body as often as you change your clothes?
Prosthesis – Simulation kit of externalised human brain tissue explores the possibilities and risks of brain alteration as accessories.
The installation is inspired by a fictional South Korean research team that experiments with the proliferation of human brain tissue and extending it outside the skull.
Thirteen possible brain extensions are accompanied by an audio excerpt of a performance-lecture by the artist which imagines a future where we could wear differently shaped brain extensions to boost performance, regenerate lost functions, or as fashion accessories.
Raised in former East Germany and the former Soviet Union, visual artist Antye Guenther uses her background in medicine, photography and in the military to investigate themes including computer-brain-analogies, neuroimagery and fantasies of self-optimisation and mind control.