Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart?

Jan Fabre



2013, Parma

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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