LPM Live Performers Meeting 2016 Amsterdam
Edition XVII May 12nd - 14th 2016 | Amsterdam
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 12th 2016, 3:00 pm | May, 15th 2016, 4:00 am
May 12 - 14, 2016
Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands


AV Performance

Duration: 30 min.

Friday, 13 May 2016 | 22:15 > 22:45 | CONCERTZAAL

What if thoughts become abstract? Introspectives referes to the inward journey of one´s inner states of transition during meditation explained in a performance, in a combination of visuals and movement (dance) through a VR-Gloves experience. Ofcourse this is inspired on my own experience I had with meditation. Before I got inspired to create this performance, I was doing a lot of self research and reflection. I visited a meditation retreat. Here I learned that meditation is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind. The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace. I was so intrigued by this knowlodge that I decided I want to implement it in my life and art, and express this in my visuals. How interesting can it be to translate this transcendental into a performance.

Introspectives explores the realm of space and vision in relation to sound. A software conceptualized by Kirsten Swensenmakes it possible to compose in a process that always links to sound and vision. Sound is vision is sound, treated as one absolute unity. All of the visualisations that are made are programmed, so they are interactive. I want to use my movement as a catalyst for portraying the different landscapes and the emotions that come with that. A collaboration began between me and a company that is manufacturing the first data glove specially designed for virtual reality. It tracks hand movement using a combination of high-tech sensors all contained inside the glove. With this technology, it provides accurate and reliable hand tracking. Bluetooth integration makes the glove completely wireless, giving users a no strings attached mobile VR experience. Ill be the first visual artist to make an interactive performance with these gloves. Therefore i have the ability to combine my interactive software with their software. As a vj I don’t like to always sit still behind my laptop, instead using my body feels more natural to me to express myself. This way I can actually control my visuals through movement using my hands in a graceful way.