Self Exposure

Self Exposure is a series of self portraits that were taken by the artist sitting in meditation. A brain-reader (EEG) is used to control the exposure lengths of each photograph. A film camera's shutter release button is pushed by a servo motor that is controlled by the brainwaves of the meditator.

If the meditation level of the artist is high then the image is exposed for a longer period of time and vice versa. The mediation lasts as long as a roll of film.

The 5 rolls of film are a visual representation of the meditator's self exposure and a data visualisation of the state of mind during the creation of the work over 5 days.


  • Processing Programming Language
  • Mindwave EEG Reader
  • Arduino Micro-controller