A collaboration with sound composer and sound designer James P. Brown.
Combining neurofeedback training with participatory art, and electronic music, Theta Lab explores the possibilities for a new type of electronic art practice, in which attention, experience and compositional form become radically entwined.
Electronic soundscapes controlled by changes in Alpha and Theta brainwave activity will be used to guide people down to a place of intense but wakeful stillness – akin to a form of lucid dreaming. Interviews and diagrams recorded with participants after their interaction will be used to explore the range of experiences and reflections supported by this unusual human-computer interaction.
We are interested in working with this particular form of neurofeedback training as a way to explore new connections connections between consciousness, subconsciousness, creativity and electronic art – combining experiential and interactive approaches with documentary and ethnographic aesthetics, to explore in a concrete and highly focus way, the dynamics of consciousness itself as a material for aesthetic enquiry – in this case the liminal states of consciousness and attention uniquely supported by Alpha/Theta neurofeedback training.