The Mutual Wave Machine is an interactive neurofeedback installation that embodies the elusive notion of ‘being on the same wavelength’ with another person through brainwave synchronization. Enclosed by an intimate capsule and immersed in an audiovisual environment that responds and reflects their shared brain activity, two visitors can directly experience and manipulate their internal efforts to approach each other, or distance themselves from each other.
During the experience, greater brainwave synchronization is reflected in greater vividness and more coherent and recognizable audiovisual patterns, while lack of synchronization strays towards dark audio-visual chaos: a faint ringing in the ears and static in the retinas. The audience can hear and observe the internal dance unfold through the semi-translucent shell of the Machine.
Marina Abramovic Institute TodaysArt Creative Industries Fund NL De Hersenstichting Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Utrecht University
October 2017. Mutual Wave Machine. OPUS 1 Festival Merriweather MD May-July 2017. Mutual Wave Machine. Pioneer Works Brooklyn September 2016. Mutual Wave Machine. FORMS Festival. Toronto June 2016. Mutual Wave Machine. 3LD Art & Technology Center. New York City April 2016. Mutual Wave Machine. Innovation Expo. Amsterdam March-April 2016. Mutual Wave Machine. AS ONE exhibition, Benaki Museum. Athens March 2016. Mutual Wave Machine. Cultural Sundays & Utrecht University Lustrum. The Netherlands November 2015. Mutual Wave Machine. EUREKA ! National Science Agenda. The Netherlands August 2015. Mutual Wave Machine. Lowlands Science. Lowlands Festival. The Netherlands