INNATIVE LAB presents DEEP WAVES, a multi-disciplinary performance that engages art, science, technology and design, combining the physical and digital into an immersive experience. DEEP WAVES adapts ancestral rituals with today’s technology to explore primal ways of connecting; ancient knowledge of influencing neuronal activity joins modern approaches of neuroscience.
Using a neurosensing headband developed by Berlin tech start-up, Neurofox, one of the performer’s brainwaves are transformed into visuals, while the other’s movements are sonified through a motion tracking device embedded in the costume. Hence, the performers create the audiovisual landscape of the performance in real-time, making the invisible waves around us, visible.
DEEP WAVES took the “doble yo” (The Double Me) concept from the pre-Columbian San Agustin culture as its standpoint. Depicted as the figure of a naked standing warrior with the head of a jaguar on top of him, it symbolises the magical power of the shaman. This creature embodies duality: Male and Female, Matter and Spirit, Rational and Instinctive, Universal and Native. This sense of dichotomy fuels the piece.
Direction & Performance: José-Fernando Andrade
Choreography & Performance: Maria Pyatkova
Neurosensing Technology: Willi Döring / Neurofox
Visuals: Yoann Trellu
Composition & Sound Design: Clément Destephen
Composition & Sampling: Jorge Porras
Motion Tracking System Inception & Costumes: Jennifer Rudloff
Sound Interface Development: Morris Winkler
Lighting: Cheng-Ting Chen
Video: Neirin Best, Xavier Burrow, Jennifer Rudloff
Photography: Giorgos Makrydimopoulos, Julian Ronnefeldt
Production: Jessica Bush
DEEP WAVES is supported by the Internationales Theaterinstitut / Mime Centrum Berlin & Art in Retail