Modern science ascribes ontological primacy of the psyche to the brain. It is believed that comprehensive knowledge of the human brain, it's structure and functions, would reveal everything about an individual’s personality, behaviors, motivations, emotions, and creativity. Enclosed in this phenomenological framework, scientists frantically design newer and newest devices measuring the brain and use these devices to accumulate more and more evidence about the brain. Despite this longitudinal massive scientific enterprise, no answers about the nature of human psyche has been provided. Moreover, science seems to reach its ontological cul-de-sac. However, the problem is obvious. The origins of human existence lay beyond the instrumental capacities of scientific methods. The origins of the psyche can be found in human spirituality, which falls beyond the boundaries of our conscious experience.
This video collage entertains the idea of vanity of scientific inquiry. The voice in the background lectures about the structure and functioning of the brain. The lecture is accompanied by images of the living brain and brain parts diagrams, which together represent the ‘scientific’ approach to human psyche. These images are juxtaposed with video clips of Leize Jenius artists’ performances representing potential (and rather unpredictable) content of the psyche.
That is, no matter how much we study the brain, we’d never understand what comes out of it. Hence, a scream of vanity: What the brain!