The Mirror Neuron

Rental Format(s): Digital File

The Mirror Neuron is an art rock film divided into five vignettes that investigate the complexities of interconnection beneath an awakening of the sun. Mirror neurons activate when we observe the actions of others. They allow us to empathize through feeling, not thinking. Their discovery confirms our evolutionary path to see others as similar to ourselves. The Mirror Neuron celebrates our biology through a series of musically driven gestures intended to activate our neural networks.

written, recorded, edited & performed by Tommy Becker

Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synth & Drum Programming - Tommy Becker
Bass guitar - John-Paul McLean (The Other & 4,000 miles)
Video synth elements - Kit Young
"Goodwill" - written by Tommy Becker & Scott Gagner
Audio mastered by Be Hussey @comp-ny, Los Angeles CA
stock footage - Pond5
fire and riot footage - YouTube news broadcasts

A big thank you to Craig Baldwin for helping source found footage!
Found footage:
"Living & Non-Living Things"
"Understanding Ourselves"
"When the Circuit Breaks: America's Energy Crisis"

* Note: Live cinema performance of this work available upon request.

Production format: 16mm, HD video, SD video

Selected Screenings:
Antimatter [media art], Victoria, BC; Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, NM; Athens International Film & Video Festival, Ohio; Other Cinema's Optronica (expanded cinema performance); Milwaukee Underground FF (poetry mix); Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin (poetry mix); Swedenborg Film Festival, London (poetry mix); WVMSFF, Morgantown, WV (poetry mix) Award - Best Experimental Work; Under the Radar, Austria (poetry mix); Tranas at the Fringe, Sweden (poetry mix) VAEFE, Tilburg, Netherlands (poetry mix)

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Digital File $60.00  

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