(Many Worlds Interpretation)

Sketch multimedia installation MWI

MWI is multimedia installation that explores the beauty of emotions and their importance in our communication which we should not take for granted. Because there are people who have difficulties understanding emotions, for example someone who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Office Prof. dr. A. Bartels (1969)

Office Prof. dr. N. Bartels (2016)

The installation is about the fictional life of Prof. dr. Niles Bartels, a neuroscientist specialized in emotions who has ASD. There is a focus on different stages of his life, starting from 1963, the year he was born, a time when autism was considered a rare disorder and little was known. Since then the face of autism has changed, but it is still hard to define and surrounded with many misconceptions. Through objects, videos and photographs we learn about emotions and how he and his family specifically dealt with them.

Personal index of emotions by Prof. dr. Niles Bartels

I feel that my research on emotions is becoming useless, because I can’t apply it on a cell phone or a computer screen. It’s a complete new research. I feel sad because emotions are so beautiful and I don’t understand why it is downgraded to a set of emojis on a computer screen.  I wonder if people aren’t becoming a bit like me? Will people need my research in about 100 or 200 years?

Prof. dr. Niles Bartels, 1 August 2017

Selection of Prof. dr. Niles Bartels personal Archive