《植物人视听唤醒》是艺术家联合神经科专家、心理师的跨学科实验项目，项目由 2014 年 9 月开展至今。以“植物人唤醒”作为聚中点，观察有关生命创伤修复的文明，探讨疾病对于时代的隐喻，探讨关于艺术的界定。
1、共性化唤醒影像，前二部分已经过中科院等的初步检测，结果积极。今年还将完成第三部分《愈合》影像和更深入的实验和检测。个性化唤醒已开展了两个病例，病人目前意识良好。今年还将进行 1-2 个病例。目前有确定 1 个新病例 , 珠海 18 岁自杀女孩，微意识状态。 2、目前项目得到医学的积极认可，视听唤醒室已在广州军区总医院和北京 的陆军总医院实验基地(即燕郊人民医院)建立，杭州武警医院也已确定将建设视听室。以后还有扩展可能。
Audio-Visual Awakening of Vegetative State
Wu Chao, Xia Weilun
“Audio-Visual Awakening of Vegetative State”is an interdisciplinary experimental project linking artists with neuroscientists and psychologists. The project has been carried out since September 2014. As the point of convergence,“Audio-Visual Awakening of Vegetative State”is an observation of the civilization of trauma repair in life and an exploration of disease as a time based metaphor as well as the definition of art.
The project works on three main levels:
I. Medical Cooperation
1. General awakening video. Its rst two parts have passed through the initial tests of organization such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, among others, and the results are positive. The video of the third part Heal as well as further experimentation and testing will be finished this year.
Personalized awakening. It has been applied in two cases, and the patients are currently in good consciousness. Another 1-2 cases will be launched this year. A new case—an 18-year-old suicidal girl in Zhuhai—has been confirmed, and she is in a minimally conscious state.
2. The project has been recognized in medical circles, with the establishment of audio-visual awakening room in the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Area Command of the Chinese PLA and Experimental Base and at the General Army Hospital in Beijing (Yanjiao People’s Hospital). The audio-visual awakening room will also be built in Hangzhou People’s Armed Police Hospital and will likely be expanded in future.
II. Art Intervention and Abstract Transformation
1. Develop the audio-visual awakening room into art spaces, experimental arts, and even into the location of healing civilization and life. Apply the awakening room as an experimental unit of integrating the disciplines of healing civilization, such as medicine, psychology, religion and art. At the same time, observe the changes in the scenes of life and death, when experimental art steps into neurosurgery, the scene of life and death. In Yanjiao People’s Hospital this July, the subconscious painting project has been conducted for patients and their family members as well as medical staff.
2. Accompanied by a number of extreme life experiences, the artist has gradually abstracted from the phenomena and conducted thematic research on creation. The project has finished the initial design of interdisciplinary study of consciousness, discussion, as well as the video of imagination.
III. Collecting, compiling and research in humanities
1. Collecting materials along with practices: video recording, compiling, discussion, personal notes, observing living samples, etc.2. Researching humanistic themes as manifested in the project.