Ouroboros is an immersive, 360 degrees audiovisual instrument with the ability to envelop without overwhelming. It strikes a balance between obtaining our attention with the attraction of a spectacle while also leaving us enough freedom to explore the sensory space that it creates. With his instrument Jeroen Alexander Meijer guides us through a spatial composition of light and sound, intended to help us gain awareness of the movement of our attention and to aid us in recovering from overstimulation.
Jeroen Alexander Meijer is a multi-sensory artist who navigates psychology, philosophy and cognitive science to create interactive experiences that help us become aware of the mysterious properties of our attention. His fascination with the topic begins with his own attention deficit disorder facing the hyper distracting world of today. By practising Vipassana meditation he regained awareness over the subtle and immeasurable power of the mind, inspiring him to help people attain similar meditative states. He achieves this by composing immersive multi-sensory installations that focus deeply on self-perception, with the goal of creating a profound sense of how our inner realms intimately influence our outer worlds.
Jeroen Alexander Meijer received the iii residency award for 2022 for his graduation work at the Royal Art Academy of The Hague.