Saturday 20 untill Sunday 28 October 2018

Kissing Data

By Karen Lancel and Hermen Maat

audio in collaboration with sound artist Tijs Ham

Can an intimate kiss be translated into neuro-feedback data?
In Kissing Data, artist duo Lancel / Maat examines social emotions through intimate technologies. Their work has been shown internationally, including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Biennale of Venice. As artists, they design emotional processes for the public and participants. In their work they assume that we will communicate more and more in the near future by means of Brain Computer Interfaces, such as Electro-encephalography (EEG). In Kissing Data they ask the question: ‘Can we kiss online? Do we want to measure the intimacy of our kiss? And how does our kiss feel through EEG data? ‘ Together with the audience they create a ‘joint neuro feedback ritual’ for a new form of kissing. The audience is invited to kiss each other, where their brain activity is translated into a visual projection, and mirror neurons resonate in the perception of spectators. An algorithm translates the data into a soundscape for an immersive and poetic experience, a Kissing Data symphony.


Campina Melkfabriek
Hoek: Kanaaldijk-Zuid / Hugo van der Goeslaan
5613 LE Eindhoven


Saturday 20 untill Sunday 28 October 2018 (DDW)
Every day from: 14.00

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