- Tutor: Oliver Laas, Mikk-Mait Kivi
- Video and Sound installation
What happens to a person during, before and after a migraine attack? Is migraine just a different name for a headache or something more? How should you act around someone, who is experiencing a migraine?
“Headspace” brings the experience of a migraine to life through visuals and sounds. The starting point of the installation is the artist’s personal struggle with the condition. The impulse for creating the piece came from a desire to raise awareness about this disease. After numerous MRI scans the visuals for this piece were created and later evolved into an installation involving sound. These two mediums were chosen because people inflicted by the condition suffer from hypersensitivity towards light and sound. They often experience problems with eyesight or see a halo around objects. Hearing specific sounds creates painful sensations in the head and all over the body. The worst offenders are ticking, sounds created by cutlery, closing and opening doors and also phone notification tones. This can be experienced through the symphony of noise coming from the provided headphones.