Interactive Videoinstallation. "Operant conditioning, also called instrumental conditioning, is a method for modifying behavior (an operant) where an individual modifies the occurrence and form of its own behavior due to the association of the behavior with a stimulus. Its creator, Skinner, suggests we simply give up the fort and accept the fact that no one is free and that all our behavior is determined. The task then is to take systematic control of the circumstances that control us, rather than leaving them up to chance."









>> Channel Distribution

CH1 (Channel 1) - moving in this area (left side of space) changes among scenes filmed in Lima.

CH2 (Channel 2) - in this sector (right) will happen the same (reordering of sentences) but with a video recorded in Stockholm.

La cognición se da a diferentes niveles en el cerebro; los distintos estratos de la “mente” están representados tanto por los llamados canales y por las imágenes en el video, aunque toda la pieza tiene diferentes capas de significado. Elegí el término canal no sólo por su relación con la televisión, por que sabemos que, cuando se cambia de un canal a otro, no significa que el original ha dejado de transmitir – aunque ya no lo veamos; el término se refiere a la restricción intencional al seguir un determinado camino. Metafóricamente, los canales 1 y 2 representan la parte de nuestros pensamientos que podemos conscientemente acceder y modificar; la escena en la que estoy escribiendo al fondo, corresponde a esa parte de nuestra mente que no podemos controlar [pulsiones], pero que se comporta así como las corrientes de convección en el magma que mueve a las placas tectónicas que conforman nuestra conciencia.

The different layers of cognition found within the mind are represented by the so-called channels, although the whole piece has different layers of meaning as well. I chose the term channel not only for its relation to television -due to the fact that, when one changes from one channel to another doesn’t mean that the original has stopped its transmission, just that we are not watching it anymore-, but also because the term refers to the intentional constrain within a certain path. Metaphorically, CHANNEL 1 and CHANNEL 2 represents the part of our thoughts we can still consciously access and modify, but the scene in which I am writing at the background, refers to that portion of our mind we cannot freely access nor change, but that behaves just as magma moving the tectonic plates that conform our consciousness.

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