Darij Kreuh and Davide Grassi ::
Brainscore, 2000

performance

[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.