I suppose we have all wanted at some point to be able to guess the thoughts of others.
This story begins the day I decided to enter Isa's head.
I had already photographed it thousands and thousands of times, but the photos never go through the bodies, nor do they allow ideas to be captured.
Was there any way to know what she was really thinking, or what she was feeling? I have never been able to forget the first time I heard about MRIs ”.
Thus begins this love story, centered on three experiments (free association of words, singing three songs and remembering cities that were special to us) that aimed to penetrate, through an MRI machine, the hidden corners of Isa's brain. .
Just while I was filming the shorts for "Microscopías", I got a proposal that had many similarities with that one.
The Barcelona Science Museum and the KRTU center organized a conference entitled "New frontiers of science and thought" (February-March 2003), which aimed to promote dialogue between scientists, humanists and artists, which took the form of in a series of five sessions that combined lectures, artistic interventions and debates.
The starting point was Show's thesis on "the need to overcome the separation between the two cultures, the scientific and the technological, traditionally opposed to the humanistic and artistic." The audacity of the proposal consisted in proposing dance couples as unique as the one formed by the director of the Alexandria library, Ismael Serageldin, and the theater director Simona Levi, or that of the artist Eulàlia Valldosera together with the NASA astronomer Edward W. Kolb.
“Ressonàncies magètiques” was screened in the session dedicated to “Neurosciences”, and my luxurious dance partner was the professor of neurobiology Semir Zeki (University College, London), one of the world pioneers in research on the visual cortex and discoverer of the brain centers that detect color and movement.