My practice explores interactive environments as sites of altered consciousness, using spatial-temporal distortion to move away from the binary and dualism, towards a multiplicity of self. In this work, the visitor or participant can temporarily embody virtual forms, in a space informed equally by ancient and ritualistic practices as by contemporary consciousness research. In my MA work, I am exploring the physical energy exchange between self and environment, and the brain/body perception of this exchange, with the aim of moving towards animist understandings of digital and physical ecologies, and a more interconnected ecological perception. My background in Cognitive Neuroscience infiltrates all of my work. I view immersive artwork as potential sites for expanding neuroscientific consciousness research. 

I merge analogue and digital processes as a mode of grounding the digital in our physical world, while resisting purely mimetic applications of disembodied digital technologies. 

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