POLARIS is a large-scale art installation which researches our emotional response to music. Twenty participants in the audience volunteered to wear biosensors measuring their brainwaves, heart rate variability and galvanic skin response. These readings are interpreted using the Circumplex Model to indicate collective emotion, after which they are translated in real-time into light animations on the twelve meter diameter circular object. This process immerses the audience in their materialised collective emotional experience and allows them to co-create the piece together with the artists.
Nick Verstand nickverstand.com Nikki Hock nikkihock.net Children of the Light children-of-the-light.com Fatima Yamaha facebook.com/FatimaYamaha Pandelis Diamantides pandelisdiamantides.com Showsync showsync.info TNO tno.nl EagleScience eaglescience.nl Red Light Radio redlightradio.net Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam stedelijk.nl
120 rgb strobes, smoke machines, biosensors, custom software
Creative Industries Fund NLAmsterdam Dance EventAmsterdam Fund for the ArtsCOMMITMUSE
Opening Ceremony Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016