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Mind Cathedral
Teresa Wennberg

The virtual reality “MIND CATHEDRAL” is a metaphor for our mind, our private cathedral. When we put on the VR goggles, we are confronted with another world, real and not real at the same time. We are a entering a virtual mental space where images and letters dance and float in fantastic formations, exciting to explore and interactwith but also offering a possibility to let our mind wander in a peaceful way. The notion of a boundary between the interior and exterior life is smaller than we think. With the threshold of inside versus outside governing much of how we understand the world, Mind Cathedral exposes the visitor to a visual provocation, where unexpected exposure encounters deliberate connection as an incitament to instant decision-making. From inside the body to the outer world, a physical as well as psychological experience.

Prod. format
Duration 00:00:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2022
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About the artist

Teresa Wennberg

Teresa Wennberg is a multi discipline artist, born in Sweden. Studied law, economics and languages at Stockholm University, followed by classic oil painting at Atelier Harburger and Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France. She has worked with Neal Slavin, John Cage and Nam June Paik on photography, sound (and silence) and video. One of the very first artists to make video at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 1978, she went on to explore the digital world of computers, 2D and 3D animation, which she studied in Japan, France and Sweden. A founding member of Video Nu in Stockholm and Grand Canal Video in Paris. Since 1997, she has been developing Virtual Reality and computer art at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH in Stockholm and writing about digital media. Currently she is also involved in creating and restauring stained glass windows for a baroque church in the Pyrenees mountains in France. Her multidisciplinary background has fueled an interest in cognitive functions such as language, memory and perception, which often consist a foundation for her work. She has received numerous grants and awards and has participated in several important international exhibitions such as: Biennale de Paris; Ars Electronica, Linz; Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fondation Gulbenkian Lisbon; Centre G. Pompidou Paris; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; ICC InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; IMEREC, Marseille; Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm; Aalborg University Aalborg; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Santiago de Chile.