Pedro Reyes - Artist
See Also
Carboard, Strobelight, group activity
Certain electrical patterns in the brain, such as those associated with epilepsy, can trigger peculiar states of consciousness. In making a piñata in the shape of a neuron, my aim was to expand this electrical phenomenon beyond the realm of the self and to scale it to a group behavior. To create a “colective seizure”. The cathartic action of beating this odd object with a stick is accompanied by a strobe light that not only affects the nervous system, but also has a cinematic effect, like an old movie showing a sequence of violent stills.