THE LAB

 

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.

 

Parting from the fields of contemporary dance, performance art, neuroscience, sensing technology, sound art, visual art and FashTech, INNATIVE LAB thinks of its experimental collaborations as ways of overcoming the barriers between disciplines.

 

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.

 

 

PERFORMANCES

 

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.

 

Detailed info PROJECTS

 

 

TEAM

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

 

José Fernando has also been teaching dance-theatre and conducting workshops for both public and private institutions to enhance participants’ creativity.

 

 

 

 

INNATIVE LAB'S TEAM FOR DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES, TECH DEMOS, WORKSHOPS, TRYOUTS AND INSTALLATIONS SINCE 2017



Maria Pyatkova: Choreography & performance

Willi Döring: Neurosensing technology & programming

Yoann Trellu: Visuals and video projections

 

Federico Foderaro: Audiovisuals, interactivity & connectivity

 

Gabor Csongradi: Music, sound design & brainwaves sonification

 

Jorge Porras: Composition & sampling

 

Clément Destephen: Composition & sound design for motion tracking

 

Jennifer Rudloff: Costumes, motion tracking inception & camera

Cheng-Ting Chen: Lighting design

Neirin Best: Video & photography

 

Xavier Burrow: Video and design

Julian Ronenfeld: Photography

 

G. McReedem: Photography and video

 

Ricardo Rodriguez: Technician

 

José Fernando Andrade: Direction, choreography, performance, design

Dr. Jessica Bush: Voice over, production, consultant

 

Dr. Hanna Poikonen: Neuroscience and dance consultant

 

 

 

CONTACT

José Fernando Andrade

+49 (0) 1 578 701 6724

© INNATIVE LAB - 2021

INNATIVE LAB

Boddinstr. 60, 12053

Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 99266308

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