Vincenzo Carta "Gnosis #1"
The body as a vehicle for knowledge, in particular the relation between movement, perception and emotional states are the central themes of Vincenzo Carta’s new creation.
A system of EEG electrodes, placed on the head of each of the four dancers, will monitor their cerebral activity in real time. The informations are transferred to hardware interfaces which are able to decode four main emotional states: meditation, frustration, engagement and instant excitement. Four sounds and four lights sources are controlled by each of the four emotions of the dancers. Using movement to consciously work on their emotional states, the dancers have full control on any aspect of the performance, they create dance, music and light with the power of their thoughts.
Concept: Vincenzo Carta + Ongakuaw. Choreography: Vincenzo Carta. Biotic landscape: Ongakuaw. Performed by: Piet Defrancq, Steve Paulet, Steven Michel, Vincenzo Carta. Light design: Hans Mayer. Costume: Jean-Pol Lespagnard. Co-produced by: Focus on art and science, CDTM, STUK, KC NONA, De Pianofabriek, Sostapalmizi, Vlaamse Ghemeenschap. “Gnosis 1” at MDT is organized by DOCH as part of the LABO21 project. Labo 21 is supported by the the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.