No Patent Pending #25 – Thêta Fantomes

Saturday 15th October
Baruch Pavilion
Paviljoensgracht 20, Den Haag
19:30

with: Marco Donnarumma, Maciej Ożóg and Mariusz Knysak, Miri Lee and Wen Chin Fu, Jenny Pickett and Julien Ottavi (APO33), Asami Kiuchi, So Oishi and Thomas Körtvélyessy

APO33 will present Thêta Fantomes brain waves intermedia art performance at the next No Patent Pending #25

Brain waves are very much subject to fantasy and imagination. Advances in science over the last () years have made it possible to read the number of hertz per minute produced by our different areas of the brain and their various modulations depending upon what do you “think”, which part of the brain is active and the level of concentration. Neuroscience or “brain research” is predominantly focused on explaining how the brain works in order to explain how the human works. This last point is more problematic as neuroscience uses a very limited tools to measure of the complexity of the brain; the electrical production the brain produces to map some other reaction in human conscious and/or unconscious decision making, emotion, feeling or affect… . In Thêta Fantomes the aim is not trying to explain brain function but rather hijack these tools and the potential of their sensors to embrace of new conception of mixing game and mix-media live performance. As in Alvin Lucier’s piece “Music for solo performer” where he used his brainwaves to control some drums using EEG sensors in 1965. APO33 collective also proposes with Thêta Fantomes to withdraw the performer from the situation of performing “physically” with the material and instead use his/her brainwaves to control sound production. Thêta Fantomes requires the performer to achieve a certain level of concentration and will ask the audience and the performer to balance their thoughts in order to achieve the ultimate visual and musical composition.

with the support of DICAM – Drac Pays de La Loire

Saturday, October 15th 2016
Baruch Pavilion (formerly Gemak)
Paviljoensgracht 20, Den Haag
doors open 19:30, program start 20:00
entrance €5

With: Marco Donnarumma, Maciej Ożóg and Mariusz Knysak, Miri Lee and Wen Chin Fu, Jenny Pickett and Julien Ottavi (APO33), Asami Kiuchi, So Oishi and Thomas Körtvélyessy

We are proud to announce the 25th edition of the No Patent Pending series, which will present a program of 5 individual performances extending the human body. Concealing and revealing both the exterior form and inner workings of the body through wearable technologies, the performing artists create custom designed costumes and their own systems for sensing and perceptualizing data. The human body is transformed into a nexus of processes both intangible and very present and intimate, unfolding in space through auditory and visual manifestations.

see also : http://iiinitiative.org/event/no-patent-pending-25/

Thêta Fantomes Floss+Art+Game – Version Beta0.2 from apo33 on Vimeo.