Tinnere. Behind the tune. Dominik 't Jolle Dec 2018 -
A crossover project between Overtoon, artist Dominik ’t Jolle, and Jan Ost from BRAI3N, a multidisciplinary centre for brain research.
Dominik has been suffering from ringing in the ears and even sound hallucinations for much of her life. As a child she already observed vibrations and flashes of light with realistic resonances in the room where she was. She woke up one morning with a deafening, high sinus tone that never stopped. As a sound artist, she wants to translate those impressions into an audiovisual project that can be understood by a wide audience, but also by her doctors and researchers in tinnitus research. It will be a work of art with sound and projection that maps its tinnitus spectrum.
Hearing damage is not the only causal factor in the tinnitus complex. The interaction between stress and stored information creates a network of neuronal connections. The hyperactivity of the compounds manifests itself as an acoustic phantom in these patients. The brain wave registration shows links between activity in the different brain areas. Dominik takes the drawings of the connectivity analysis (QEEG) as a starting point for sketches, for the design of the installation, for the distribution of a network of loudspeakers and lines throughout the room, in order to give shape to the hypersensitization.
't Jolle collaborates with brain research centre BRAI3N and Overtoon acts as incubator for this project which is made possible by the Flemish Authorities with a subsidy for Innovative Partner Projects.
BRAI3N is Brain Research center for Advanced, Innovative, Interdisciplinary and International Neuromodulation. The aim is to develop new neuromodulation treatments by bundling the common neurophysiological mechanisms of diseases such as the 'thalamocortical dysrhythmias' (tinnitus, pain, Parkinson's, depression, abscence-epilepsy) and the 'reward deficiency syndromes' (obesity, addiction, OCD, ADHD, etc ...).