Meet the Artists at the Sensoriality Vernissage

Join us on the 21st July at 7 pm for the opening of the Sensoriality workshop series. We are pleased to present the following artists will be exhibiting their transdisciplinary works from 21 st-28 th July.


Brain Synchronization Experience

Mixed reality installation

About the Piece

The installation introduces a Brain-Computer Interface and reactive audiovisuals designed to develop collective creativity.
Participants become artists, working in teams to create a performance with a sonic and visual projection, which they collectively control using their mind power, imagination and body: They generate the audiovisuals of their show in real time.
Our Brain-Computer interface connects participants simultaneously to the audiovisual sets.

Each participant wears a wireless electroencephalography headband that sends their individual brain activity signal to the computer. There the brainwaves are merged as a unified input and connected to the situational scenes of reactive visuals and music. By tuning their brain activity, they modify intentionally the audiovisual output.


About the Artist

INNATIVE LAB is a Berlin-based experience design lab that brings together artists, designers, and scientists to grow collective creativity through immersive experiences. INNATIVE LAB is a Berlin-based experience design lab that brings together artists, designers, and scientists to grow collective creativity through immersive experiences.

INNATIVE LAB’s name is based on the obsolete word for ‘native’, sharing roots with ‘innate’, reminiscent of ‘innovative’. The ancient practice of influencing neuronal activity joins modern approaches to neuroscience, promoting the socialization of brain activity.

Virgilio Vogels

Desert room & Portrait of a neuroscientist

Acrylics and wallpaint on linen & Ink and pencil color on paper

About the Pieces

In “Desert Room” Vogels depicts the situation of a patient in a psychiatric clinic, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. “Portrait of a neuroscientist” is a personal expression of admiration for a special person. The contrasting artworks should be viewed independently of each other.

About the Artist

Virgilio Vogels is an artist born 1998 in West-Germany’s former capital city Bonn. He embeds and processes scientific information in his very personal works. Vogels completed his Bachelor in Psychology at Medical School Berlin and is now studying general medicine at University of Medicine and Pharmacy Klausenburg. Thus, Vogels can also be considered a sci-artist.



Wherefore I Am

Collage and UV annotation on glass slides, wood

About the Piece

When do the mundane and the miraculous intertwine?

The self-referencing, thinking “I”?
Our mapping of memory within time?
The release of oxytocin as two lives change forever?

Superimposed layers of anatomical collage and UV schematics question the complexity behind our daily reality as conscious beings in the universe.

Buddhist scripture says that form is emptiness, and emptiness, form…

Should we ask if the significant is trivial,
And the trivial, significant?

About the Artist

Machine_Whisperer (Luan van Pletsen) is a UK based artist and software developer exploring the principles of beauty, simplicity and purpose through sculpture.


Mindaugas Gapševičius

Rectal Candle

Electronic device, animation

About the Piece

The capsule is designed to measure pH in one’s rectum. If used along with different diets, one could track the condition of the microbiome or the change of well-being. The object questions the relationship between the well-being of humans and the changing microbiome.

About the Artist

Mindaugas Gapševičius explores the impact of non-human actors on human creativity and the impact of humans on the umwelt. He received a PhD in Media arts from the Bauhaus University Weimar in 2022. Gapševičius was one of the initiators and founders of Institutio Media, the first Lithuanian media art platform (1998). Along with colleagues from the TOP association, he initiated the first TOP community biolaboratory in Berlin (2016). In 2019 he established Alt lab, a laboratory for non-disciplinary research in Vilnius. Gapševičius’s works have been shown at the Ars Electronica festival in Linz (2019-2022), the Lithuanian National Gallery of Art (2019, 2021), MO Museum in Vilnius (2019), and Piksel festival in Bergen (2018, 2021).

Boris Jöns & Dr. Benjamin Staude

Meinungsorgel / OpinionOrgan

participatory sound installation

About the Piece

MEINUNGSORGEL(“opinion organ”) is a co-creative participatory performance that makes the opinions and comments of the audience musically tangible. Participants enter their comments via a web form. An AI infrastructure classifies speech intentions of the comments into five categories and via dynamic rules these categories are transformed into musical instructions.
In 20-30 minute performances, an MC and a “opinion organist” animates and moderates the confluence of opinions and sounds.
The appeal of MEINUNGSORGEL lies in the collective play with language: a hybrid of discourse space and musical-graphic JamSession.

About the Artists

Boris Jöns, born 1970, is an interdisciplinary artist and musician, thematizing speech and conversations as currencies, material and expressions of social life. For the realization of performative frames of conversations he works with interventions in public space, performances, workshops, live-shows, video and sound, often combined to hybrid formats.

Dr. Benjamin Staude *1975 studied mathematics and philosophy, followed by a PhD and research positions in Computational Neuroscience. Musician and performer. Technical realization and scientific consulting in projects between arts and sciences (e.g., at the ZKM Karlsruhe, for NASA/ESA,…). Also founder and former CTO of the AI & software company Architrave GmbH.


Neuro Vascular Glial Unit, 2020

Natural and hand-died wool yarns, cotton and nylon threads, and polyacryl yarn on linen.

About the Piece

Inspired on the beautiful arrange of glial cells, neuronal cell bodies, and capillaries from one of Cajal drawings, I have created an embroidery piece with a combination of many different type of threads and yarns, fine and coarse, evoking in this composition the texture and reliefs of the micro-topographies seeing when observing brain tissue slides under the microscope. This piece is within the framework of The Cajal Embroidery Project, an international textile art collaboration project born to celebrate neuroscience. A tribute to the beautiful and highly accurate ink drawings of the Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who is recognised as the father of the modern neuroscience for his amazing discoveries and contributions to the understanding of the cellular neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.


About the Artist

Paula Urrutia is textile artist working in Chile and Germany. She studied Marine Biology in Chile, USA, and Japan. After graduating in Biosciences at the University of Tokyo, she combined her scientific career with an MBA. Since then, she has been leading multidisciplinary projects and teams at the interface of science and management at prestigious bioscience research institutions in Germany. Deeply inspired by amazing textile art exhibitions in France, Germany and Chile, and after an insightful brief stay at the atelier of Julia San Martin in 2019, Urrutia began her artistic journey into the aesthetic realms of biological science, becoming a Ñemikafe, a stitching woman.

Admiration for the exquisite neuroscience drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal inspired her to join The Cajal Embroidery Project in 2020, an international science-art collaboration at the University of Edinburgh. In 2021, she joined a certification program on Women Art History at Centre Pompidou (France), and a training on Biomaterials at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). Seeking local interactions with science-artists, she became a member of the Edge neuro-art community in Berlin (Germany). During 2022, pursuing deeper interactions between art and nature, she joined a program on Art and Ecology at the Centre Pompidou (France) and had an immersive art experience at the NAHR artistic residence program (Italy). Her textile art works have been exhibited internationally.


Life’s Flow

Interactive installation with a projector and a kinect sensor

About the Piece

The piece is an interactive installation with a motion tracking sensor that explores the flow of particles in an organic manner. It represents the continuous flow of life and explores the concept of movement as an unstoppable characteristic of time. Life persists independently of any adverse situation encountered. Life cannot be halted, and this piece aims to encourage viewers to shift their perspective on challenging circumstances by emphasizing that the past cannot be altered and any situation is temporary. Time goes by, and life flows.

About the Artist

Acrylicode is an emerging generative artist who is passionately exploring various techniques. With a genuine curiosity for the intersection of technology and art, they experiment with algorithms and techniques to create intriguing works. While still developing their skills and gaining experience, Acrylicode eagerly shares their artistic journey with others in the generative art community. Their works reflect a sense of exploration and they invite viewers to witness their artistic evolution and be a part of their exciting creative process.

Tatiana Lupashina &

Philip DePoala


Mixed media installation

About the Piece

The giant eyeball, Oculus, provides space for interacting with the biological nature within the iris, inner chamber, and retina of the eye. Our eyes, the brain outside of the brain, are paramount for animal survival, communication, and existential/creative exploration. This organ captures light which the brain transforms into complex imagery. This process further informs our navigation, memories, and creative imagination. The duality of the eye as both window and veil makes Oculus a unique component of our sensory experience. Each visitor is invited to project their unique iris onto this structure and to physically visit their eye from the inside, allowing them to zoom into a visualisation of themselves and their peers. As a sensory abundant window, the eye facilitates intimate self-reflection and interaction with other beings. The changing macroscopic iris patterns and colors are directly analogous to visual hallucinations during psychedelic experiences, and the scanning and dilating pupil mimics the biological altered state. Bringing attention to details of the eye’s microcosm aims to inform us of its biology and to encourage us to feel our senses more vividly. View Oculus selected as an Honoraria installation at Burning Man 2022: Waking Dreams here:

At the end of August 2023, Oculus Oculeye will appear as one eye at MIND Foundation’s Insight Conference in Berlin, Germany and another eye at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada, USA.



About the Artists
Tatiana Lupashina is a neuroscientist and visual artist currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. She earned her masters degree in Medical Neurosciences at the Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin where she continues investigating visual processing. She is a founding member and the current President of EDGE Neuroscience & Art e.V., for which she has been producing and curating multimedia group exhibitions.

Philip DePoala is a visual artist from the Hudson Valley of New York. He has studied at the Woodstock School of Art and Pratt Institute. After attaining a BFA with high honors from Pratt Institute, he worked professionally in the fine arts before accepting 3 consecutive Honorarium Grants from Burning Man Arts. He has made sculpture, installations, and paintings at Burning Man for 6 years with the aid of 5 Honorarium Art Grants.

Tina Ghelani

Daniel Till

Karl Pannek

Paths Relit 2

3D Light installation made of wire and LEDs

About the Piece

Paths Relit 2 is a piece that reflects on the complex modes by which neurons in the brain connect with one another.
A 3D-light sculpture depicts the pathways of 18 connecting neurons and animates
several short and robust pathways that learn to connect to generate a successful interconnected network of neurons.

 Here, several attempts to connect the network together result in Red i.e. unsuccessful pathways and the learned outcome of these failed connections leads to the consolidation of a successful pathway in Yellow that connects the entire network together. This sculpture imagines perhaps the birth of a pruned and tuned pathway for a specific memory in the brain.

The piece explores the topic of whether our structure imbues function or vice versa and how we could generate control over our biology or understand its inevitable design.

Negative memories can often intrude stronger on our consciousness, are repeated often as an important learning, and have a deeper impact on our behavior. This likely occurs due to negativity bias, which refers to our brain giving more importance to negative experiences. I invite the observer to enter a different visualization of the sculpture and question the output of the final consolidated pathway in the piece as being either a positive or a negative reinforced experience/memory. Both memories would follow a similar biological pathway of interconnected neurons in the brain, thus perhaps here is a philosophy to gain agency over our biology by applying reinforced and repetitive positive memories over negative ones to regulate those negative spiral of memories.

About the Artists

Dr. Tina Ghelani- Berlin-based Neuroscientist and avid super-resolution microscopist working in the field of synaptic plasticity and development of synapses. Tina is also an artist that reinterprets her scientific work and learned scientific dogmas into different forms of graspable visaulization. She conceptualized and built Paths relit 1 & 2.

Daniel Till-Berlin based Data Wrangler, Digital Loader Camera, Sound and Drone expert , and electronics wizard. Modernized of Path relit 2 hardware interface.

Karl Pannek- Berlin based programmer, music technology enthusiast and LED tinkerer. LED programmer for Paths relit (OG)

Shahryar Khorasani

6 Windows

Graphite, Ink and Colored Pencil on Paper.  47 x 57 cm & 28 x 37 cm

About the Pieces

This collection includes six surrealistic pieces created between 2018 and 2023. Each work is like a small window to a place where the mind of the audience and the artist meet and together they give meaning to the work.

About the Artist

Shahryar Khorasani (1993, Iran) is an artist and neuroscientist based in Berlin. His artistic practice encompasses various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, ink, and digital tools like Photoshop and Blender. Khorasani is known for his dark surrealistic drawings, in which figures are placed within otherworldly landscapes, undergoing transformations. One of the distinctive aspects of Khorasani’s creative process is his utilization of focused meditation. By employing this method, he integrates his subconsciousness into the planned compositions, resulting in a unique interplay between reality and the dream world, as he bridges the two with his sparing use of symbolic elements.

Attention to detail is a hallmark of Khorasani’s artwork. Each piece is meticulously crafted, inviting the audience to explore and decipher. By leaving room for personal exploration and meaning-making, the artist encourages viewers to invent their own narratives and connections within his works.

Khorasani’s unique combination of artistic expression and scientific background offers a distinct perspective that captivates and challenges viewers, inviting them to delve into the depths of their imagination and psyche.

So join us for session 1: Vernissage. Introduction: Body and the senses and the Visual System to experience the following.