Pipilotti Rist Your Brain to Me My Brain to You

The National Museum of Qatar has unveiled
a large-scale & Middle East 1st museum installation by renowned
Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist

Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You a site-specific installation, offering visitors “an immersive experience of light and sounds”.

Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You
Photo: Ali Al Anssari, courtesy of Qatar Museums ©2022

The NMoQ has partnered with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to organise this one-of-its-kind exhibition, as it puts a spotlight on the importance of mental health.

Curated by Tom Eccles and Bouthayna Baltaji, the installation invites visitors to embark on a journey of self-discovery through a multisensory experience that inspires introspection and awe. Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You symbolises humanity’s collective unconscious and the power of the mind.

Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You
Photo: Ali Al Anssari, courtesy of Qatar Museums ©2022

In a press statement, QM chairperson HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said: “Visitors of all ages are sure to be captivated by Pipilotti Rist’s dazzling artwork”

“I am thrilled to announce that after its initial presentation at the NMoQ, this specially commissioned artwork will be permanently installed at Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar, where it will be part of the future museum’s stimulating and inspiring family experiences in the heart of Doha,” she added.

A key feature of the installation is the “pixels” that comprise 12,000 LED lights strung on cables throughout the gallery for visitors to navigate. Representing neurons, constantly firing and communicating with each other, the pulsing resin-encased bulbs have been programmed in choreography with a soundscape and video installation featuring abstract footage of Qatar’s landscapes.

Rist said that her work is both a collective and individual experience, aiming to understand what is happening inside the brain of the other.Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You Pipilotti Rist
“And culture is the main way to try to understand each other beyond language,” she said. “I’m very much interested in rooms where people come together. Today, the electronic image is often separating us, everyone is looking to their own device.”


Event Details:

Location: QBEC Gallery, National Museum of Qatar
Date: 21 March 2022 – 15 July 2023
Time: 09:00 am – 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: https://qm.org.qa/tickets/select-tickets/

Please note: This exhibition contains flashing lights that may cause discomfort and/or trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy and other conditions with sensitivity to light.            





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