Imposter is an interactive audiovisual installation that visualises drug abuse effects on neuro-connections by mimicking, blocking or producing neurotransmitters related to our reward system. As part of a public exhibition ‘Life of a Neuron’ commissioned by Artechouse in association with the Society for Neuroscience, ‘Imposter’ comes together with pieces to offer a vision of the human brain, uniting immersive art with the technology of avant-garde and science.
The project was carried out across a multidisciplinary team; work began through a brief from Artechouse and the Society of Neuroscience, based on the research and guidelines of the scientist Eric Nestler. The goal was to allow visitors to feel inside a digital brain and observe in real-time the effect caused by your presence in that space.
The different ways of interacting in the space were tested through screens, motion sensors and lighting through programmable LED strips and fibre optics. The development of visuals generated in the Notch tool was fundamental, allowing the concept of the piece to be represented more optimally and managing to reach the point thought from the creative process.