MY MIND HAS
A HEART OF ITS OWN
curator: Andreea sandu
GALATECA GALLERY, BUCHAREST, RO
"The visitors had the chance to investigate the connection between the heart and the brain using both art and science. You painted with elements belonging to both worlds and transformed my BioArt lab into your playground.
MY MIND HAS A HEART OF ITS OWN is my creative and medical research that examines the anatomical and functional connections of the heart and the brain, while metaphorically highlighting the close relationship of intellect and emotion.
Thank you everyone for the incredible contribution!"
- Natalia Marin
My Mind Has a Heart of Its Own, Natalia Marin's multimedia exhibition is the first of the new Black Room series - part of Neo Art Connect - pilot edition, national platform and art and science festival
"A mind, with a heart of its own" -in the lyrics of the song of the same name, by Tom Petty. Under the influence of a rock and roll legend from the 80s, Natalia Marin combines the fields of art and medicine in an original, empirical and transdisciplinary manner. The concept starts from the Aristotelian idea that the heart is the center of thought and feeling, an idea completely rejected by modern medicine. However, in 1991 the "intrinsic cardiac nervous system" or "little brain" of the heart was discovered... The heart has its own neurological system made up of about 40,000 neurons, similar to brain neurons. The heart and brain also communicate with each other neurologically, biochemically, physiologically, and energetically. Considering that movement is considered the primary characteristic of life, Natalia Marin investigates the interaction between the two most important organs of the human body using a movement-based approach. Visitors are given access to this universe, where their presence brings to life a simulated, life-sized human heart. Through the interactive installation of art and technology that transforms movement into light impulse, simulating a real pulse, the viewer becomes part of the exhibition.
Curator: Andreea Sandu