A present dystopia shows us a world of disembodied humans continuously distracted by their digital devices. Within this multi-sensory installation you will find a dreamlike immersive realm, an interactive experience and a modern temple that aims to help you become aware of the mystery and movement of your attention.
as a way to guide human energy through space and time,
is the most fundamental tool a human being wields.
just as we can’t hear our ears,
taste our tongue or smell our nose,
it is a challenging paradox to attend to our own awareness.
OUROBOROS functions as a contemporary ritual shining a light on our subtle and elusive movement of mind.
OUROBOROS can be seen at the Theatercafé of Theater de Veste, which will be transformed into an AI discovery space during Highlight Delft.
Take notice: this installation has a set duration, so only a selected amount of people can enter at the time. Loud sounds and flashing lights in a dark space. People with limited visibility are advised to take proper precautions.
Simply make sure to pay attention to your attention
About Jeroen Alexander Meijer
Jeroen Alexander Meijer is an interdisciplinary mindscape artist who navigates psychology, philosophy and cognitive science to create interactive experiences that help us become aware of the mysterious properties of our attention.
His fascination with the topic begins with his own attention deficit disorder (ADD) clashing with the hyperdistracting world of today. By practicing the ancient technique of Vipasssana meditation he regained awareness over the subtle and immeasurable power of the human mind, inspiring the objective of his work to help audiences all over the world get into similar meditative states and bend their attention back on itself. He achieves this by composing immersive multi-sensory installations that focus deeply on perceiving your own perception, with the ultimate goal of creating a profound sense of how our inner realms intimately influence our outer worlds.
Development supported by iii instrumentinventors.org
Construction: David Schoch
Text: Olivia Eggleston
Assistant: Rachwill Breidel
Production Assistant: Irja Linnerud
Artistic coaching: Edwin van der Heide, Joris Strijbos