[ZKM_Media Theater :: 02/22 - 23/2003
5 pm | admission free]
duration: approx. 40 min.
Authors: Darij Kreuh, Davide Grassi
Computer programming: Tadej Fius
Eye-movement tracking system: Iztok Lapanja
Sound design : Rainer Linz
Production: FORUM Ljubljana
Co-production: Cankarjev dom
[The project is financialy supported by: The Ministry
of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia; City Council of Ljubljana
The Department of Culture]
The Brainscore project by deals with
the research of communication patterns and the interface enabling
the human body and the global information space to connect. It is
a performance for two operators, in which incorporeal communication
is used as the starting point for creating a controlled communication
system. The system is based on the use of brain waves and eye movement
for performing basic commands while defining a new digital discourse
in virtual space without using the traditional and generally established
ways of communication [thus, socially recognized and conventional
communication codes are abandoned speech, body gestures etc.].
The operators, positioned parallel to each other so that they do
not face each other, establish a communication testing ground, within
which they are trying to create a dialogue with the help of 3D objects.
Each operator is represented, in the space of virtual reality, by
a matching avatar that embodies primitive behavioral characteristics
and form, at least in the initial phase.
The operators' task is to »educate« their corresponding
representation in virtual space by performing a series of operations
and commands, which are set up in direct relationship to the global
net dynamics [macro] and the user's neuronic net [micro].
Visual immersion of the viewer will be enabled with the help of
polarization glasses. They will be able to experience the perception
of computer-generated events as the presence of reality in the spirit
of the perception of the third dimension.