Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart?
Here the artist is in conversation with the Italian professor Giacomo Rizolatti, the scientist who discovered the mirror neurons with which we perceive empathy. Fabre’s famous marble sculptures Pietas are based on this discovery.
'It is now three in the morning.
This time I can't sleep
because my mirror neurons are still
floating around and dancing with delight.
The whole day, during the film shoot, enjoyed
the open mind and playful performance
by the marvellous Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti.
What lovely people.
The searching and discovering man.'
(Jan Fabre,Parma, 29 November 2012)
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Photograph / video still with Jan Fabre and professor Giacomo Rizolatti performing "Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart?" (201
Click here to watch a short clip from the performance "Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart?" (2013).
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Jan Fabre – Stigmata, Act...
24 April 2015 - 26 July 2015.
Together with Jan Fabre (born in Antwerp in 1958), the legendary exhibition maker Germano Celant created Stigmata, Actions & Performances