BIOMEDIATION is a sensor based audiovisual performance that digitizes the practice of meditation. Through the use of a EEG headset, the cognitive and emotional experience of the performer is translated dynamically to sound and video compositions in real time. It connects the body to brain activity, merging the physical world with the psychic dimension. Described as a biofeedback process, BIOMEDIATION unveils the role of the brain and emotions as audiovisual feedback and as an instrument for live performance.
Yago de Quay
Yago de Quay graduated Berklee College of Music with a Professional Music degree in guitar. I then enrolled in the master’s in Multimedia centered on Sound Design and Interactive Music. Using my musical background together with new found programming skills I developed various installations that enabled the public to help me create and perform music in real time. My Master’s thesis is about the implementation of interactive music systems in nightclubs. Now I’m getting a PhD at UTAustin that focuses on using body movements, that is dance, to control musical elements. This project goes under the name of Dance Jockey. On a daily basis, I create interactive art installations and performances that enable people to contribute and modify the art piece itself. They always have a strong sonic component and combine technologies to help create new modes of expression.
João Beira is a visual artist that explores the intersection between 3D projection design with interactive media. Integrated with his art practice, he is currently working towards a dual degree PhD at University of Texas and the University of Porto, Portugal, which focuses on the integration of sensing technologies with projection-based augmentations for live dance performance. He is also the founder and creative director of Datagrama, a visual performance art project. Some of his most notable works have included collaborations with artists such as Quixotic, Vitamotus, and Yacov Sharir. His installation and performance work have been presented at International Art Festival such as SXSW, Kernel Festival, Burning Man, Boom Festival, to name a few. He holds a M.A. in Multimedia Art, and was a lecturer at the ESG University, Portugal, from 2007 to 2010.