Jesper Just

In his new film Interfears, Jesper Just explores the emotional topography of an actor’s brain. Encaged in an fMRI scanner, the actor (Matt Dillon) is reciting a monologue while the machine captures and presents his brain waves in two and three-dimensional representations.

By combining enactments of feelings with fMRI technology, the film turns a clinical gaze at emotions as cultural artifacts and on emotional representations as artificial, whether played out by an actor or depicted by a machine.