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