A DRIVE TOWARDS BRAIN SYNCHRONISATION AND COLLECTIVE MOTION.
-No dance or tech background is required to participate-
Our workshops bring the creativity of dance together with innovative neurosensing technologies. Through the use of a Brain-Computer interface, participants in the workshop are able to interact with unique audiovisuals from their synergic motion and the corresponding brain activity.
This art-tech workshop mixes the physical and digital into an immersive phygital experience: Such a journey through dance to the inner self and to the resonance with other’s brains has been designed to develop the potential we all hold for creativity and collective work. It builds on participants’ intuitive ways of interconnecting.
How it works?
It begins by warming up, stretching and learning basic elements of Contemporary Dance. Improvisation and collective motion are here key elements. Participants are then fitted with the neuro-wearable and split into teams to develop different situational scenes, experiencing immersive sensations - as for example, being into the element of water. In such dynamics, participants get to interact / react to one another and the audiovisual landscape, generating a circular phenomena of input and reward. At the end of the session, the different groups refine and perform their creations, whilst modifying in real time the audiovisual sets. As an internal feedback for the creation process we record and discuss the impros.
Elements workshops has been given into institutions, corporations and events like The London Business School, Mime Centrum, Toyota, Danone, Wear It Festival, Griessmuehle and Eclectique Berlin. The technology introduced in ELEMENTS has been developed in association with Neurofox, and already used in the performance Deep Waves of Innative Lab.
Italian audiovisual artist, working in the connection between art and technology. He has been also developing audiovisual material and installations for companies, galleries and artists like Marlboro, Fox Group, Artechouse Gallery, and Michael Comte. His live performance, “Anthropocene”, was awarded the jury prize of MUTEK Festival in 2017. Federico is also a widely known teacher of Max/MSP - software, giving workshops, producing educational videos and teaching at the HGB University Leipzig (2016) and HDPK Berlin (2018).
José Fernando Andrade
Colombian performing artist and spatial designer José Fernando Andrade has led a versatile career, developing interdisciplinary dance-theatre projects and innovation events for the corporative world. After participating with his works in key art events like the Iberoamerican Theatre Festival of Bogotá, Marató de l’Espectacle in Barcelona or Tanzmesse Düsseldorf, José Fernando founded in Berlin in 2017 INNATIVE LAB, aiming to create immersive experiences through the connection of art and sensing technologies.
He also stablished Trend Tours Berlin, an agency focused on narratives between design, technology and commerce.