The Mutual Wave Machine is an interactive neurofeedback installation, that embodies the elusive notion of ‘being on the same wavelength’ with another person through brainwave synchronization. During the experience, greater brainwave synchronization is reflected in greater vividness and more coherent and recognizable audiovisual patterns, while lack of synchronization strays towards dark audio-visual chaos: a faint ringing in the ears and static in the retinas. Marina Abramovic InstituteEnclosed by an intimate capsule and immersed in an audiovisual environment that responds and reflects their shared brain activity, two visitors can directly experience and manipulate their internal efforts to approach each other, or distance themselves from each other.
THE MUTUAL WAVE MACHINE
by Suzanne Dikker & Matthias Oostrik
with Peter Burr, Matthew Patterson Curry, Diederik Schoorl, Oliver Hess, Roy Kesrouani