The 10 Best Exhibitions of 2012

12/17/2012 5:00 AM |

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7. Yehuda Duenyas: The Ascent
Relax and Yehuda Duenyas’s The Ascent will lift you into the rafters of a warehouse in Brooklyn—all this through the power of your brainwaves. I’m not kidding. Participants are asked to don a harness and brainwave-monitoring EEG sensors, and the more monk-like state they can achieve, the higher this artwork will raise participants. The piece resembles a game as much as it does an artwork in that the higher you go, the more lights turn on and music sounds. The transformative art element comes from the participants themselves, who have to let go of their daily stress for the piece to work at all.