The National Center of Competence in Research Affective Sciences – Emotions in Individual Behavior and Social Processes (NCCR – Affective Sciences) is the most important organisation that conducts large-scale studies about human emotion.
Emotions, as we know them, are what mostly represent human beings. They are our history and uniqueness. Also, they represent ourselves both consciously and unconsciously. They are present in the way how we perceive objects that surround us and through our senses. All this makes our experience something living and real.
This film is an ode to complexity of what lies behind our most significative experiences.
AFFECTIVE SCIENCES is an investigation of this scientific structure, an attempt to deconstruct its complexity, through the observation of the places and voices that contribute to its identity.
Francesco Bertocco (Milan, 1983) is an artist and audiovisual director. His work explores the documentary genre to support the experimentation and formulation of complex languages. His latest research focuses on the study of the mind through science. Highlights from his personal exhibitions are: F, with Alessandra Messali at the MAC of Lissone, in collaboration with…