Ivana Franke (HR) Seeing with the eyes closed, stage 1

visual imagery, 2009

”Photic stimulation at different frequencies has been found to produce complex perceptual responses and it has been shown that the complexity of the visual imagery is a function of stimulation frequency. The lower the frequency, the more complex the image, i.e., stimulation at the theta range (6 Hz), consistently produced the most complex visual imagery.

The purpose of this study was to assess the type and prevalence of the imagery produced by photic stimulation. Apparently, the response to photic driving can produce or induce complex dream-like images and scenes that are usually only perceived during sleep onset and dreaming.”

Excerpt from: “Photic stimulation produces a hypnagogic state” by Von Gizycki H, Jean-Louis G, Snyder M, Zizi F, Green H, Franconeri S, Gaglio J, Troia S, Spielman A, Nunes J, Taub H. Sleep Research 1997; 26: 269. The Psychophysiology Laboratory, College of Staten Island, CUNY; Sleep Disorders Center, City College of New York; Medical and Health Research Association of New York, Inc./ NDRI, Inc.

The project is developed in collaboration with the Association of Neuroesthetics.

Ivana Franke (HR)

Ivana Franke was born in 1973 in Zagreb. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1997. Participated in Special Project program of the PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2001; research program of Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu (CCAK), Kitakyushu, Japan, 2001/2002; residency program of the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA), Helskinki, 2004.

Exhibiting activities include Izbjegavanje – Evasion (together with D. Očko and S. Vujičić), Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2005; Metamorph - La biennale di Venezia, architecture, Croatian pavillion (together with P. Mišković, L. Pelivan, T. Plejić), Venice, 2004; Passage Europe, Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, 2004; full empty space, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2001...