(un)focussed (2016)

Audiovisual, Collaborations, Performances, Uncategorized

Synchronising the brain signals of two performers with the Audience’s

(un)focussed is a live EEG experience, in which we try to “tune” the minds of all audience in the room and the performers to the same mental state by using a flickering light at 10Hz. Through the translation of EEG signals into laser light, each person in the audience can observe the similarities and differences between the brain-states of the two performers throughout the piece, and feel the difference with their own.

Commissioned by the Amsterdam Brain and Mind project / VU University in Amsterdam.

(un)focussed is the third work of a tryptic directed towards the analysis and display of human brain activity.

  • EEG analysis and laser design: Alberto Novello
  • Sound design: Ivo Bol
  • Scenography & light design: Marion Traenkle
  • Choreography: Marion Traenkle, Roos van Berkel and Tashi Iwaoka
  • Performers: Roos van Berkel and Tashi Iwaoka

made possible with support from Dutch Performing Arts Fund

Performance April 4th 2017 at Warp / Art Chapel Monotak event in Amsterdam.