THE BIRTH OF AN INNATIVE
"With the dawning of the digital age, technology has increasingly become part of our everyday lives and can in many ways be seen as an extension of the body and an enhancement of human capacity. INNATIVE LAB further investigates the potential of technology through artistic means and confronts us with a question in which we begin to surrender yet another part of the human ego - can technology be used to express our spiritual selves? Can a supernatural experience be translated into the digital realm?"
- Beatrix Joyce, Berlin Art Link
INNATIVE LAB is a Berlin research platform which brings together artists, designers and scientists to develop a multichannel approach to creativity.
INNATIVE LAB bases its name on the obsolete word for ‘native’, sharing roots with ‘innate’, reminiscent of ‘innovative’. Ancient knowledge of influencing neuronal activity joins here modern approaches of neuroscience.
FIELDS OF ACTION
WORKSHOPS, TECH DEMOS, TALKS
The lab offered in Germany the first-ever "neuroscience-dance workshops" with live visuals from real-time transmission of participants' brainwaves. Those workshops and tryouts with Brain-Computer Interfaces and art were initially designed for company activities like team building or creativity boosting. But following its theory and practice of "Socialization of brainwaves through collective movement" the lab extended this experience to wider audience in tech events, festivals, open to the public tech demos, and talks in art galleries.
Unveiling individual and collective reactions to given situations or inputs is an essential part of our creations. Through the use of Brain-Computer Interfaces, our Art-Tech performances and video-performances reveal human brain activity while in dance movement. This transparency leave aside acting to engage authentic interactions, even integrating performers and participators (spectators and participants at the same time) in an honest stage.
For them we use different methods:
- The real-time creation/modification of the audiovisuals with the input of the performer's brainwaves.
- The setting of a so called "neural closed-loop", a circuit of neuroinfluence and brainwaves feedback where participators also collaborate with their brain activity.
- Improvisation session with integration of the audience towards collective brain synchronization.
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FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
José Fernando has also been teaching dance-theatre and conducting workshops for both public and private institutions to enhance participants’ creativity.