In THE ENTANGLED BODY an invisible second body will be constructed from the visitors brain activity and be made tactile by using mid air haptic technology. By using Touch and EEG technology a person is able to touch and interact with an invisible but tactile, live generated dynamic representation of the self. EEG data will generate an invisible data double represented as an abstract object that is able to give live feedback and (emotional) expression of your actual mental state. Interacting with this entangled (body) object by means of touch will create a feedback loop with the self (brain), which in turn changes your mental state and creates an internal dialogue.
THE ENTANGLED BODY is part of Synaptic Theatre, an artistic research project which investigates the possibilities for artists and designers to create meaningful and immersive experiences by stimulating the limbic and neurological system of the audience. By creating work that directly manipulates the brain, fundamental questions are addressed about the authenticity and autonomy of the human embodied experience.
The Entangeld Body is a co-production of POLYMORF, STRP and Playgrounds. Polymorf is: Marcel van Brakel, Frederik Duerinck, Wander Eikelboom, Mark Meeuwenoord and Peter Boonstra. Additional design Team: Edwin Kuipers, Martina Huynh, Robin de Bekker, Donny Verduijn.
The University of Sussex (Prof dr Sriram Subramanian Chair Informatics and Human-computer Interaction), Donders Instituut (Prof dr Peter Desain Chair Artificial Intelligence) Expertisecentrum Kunst en Vormgeving (EKV) AVANS Hogeschool (Lectoren Autonoom Maken (Sebastian Olma) & Mensgericht Creëren (Michel van Dartel), Holst Centre TNO, Studio Lossy.