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Unstable Empathy v0.9

September, 2010 - October, 2010
Unstable Empathy v0.9

Environement interactif de Mattia Casalegno (IT/US) en collaboration avec Enzo Varriale (IT)

Unstable Empathy est une installation interactive reliant les participants au moyen de casques électroencéphalogrammes (Emotiv EPOC). Reliés par un dispositif relationel, leur confrontation intime est retransmise en temps réel dans une projection miroir.  Initiallement conçue pour façade média, la première version de cette installation sera présentée en intérieur dans le cadre du projet européen Media Façade Festival Europe 2010.

"Unstable Emphaty" is an intimate environment re-mediated in real-time by the mind activity of two players who are constantly forced to negotiate their emphatic state. It is a collaborative experience in which the meanings of cooperation, entangling and collective consciousness are directly perceived on the physiological level.

At each session, EEG headsets are being mounted on the heads of two participants which will be positioned in front of each other in complete darkness. Their respective brain activities are the only means by which they can reach the other and its image, while rendering visible and audible un/revealing strategies that are part of their inner self.

Unstable Empathy est une co-production iMAL et MFF2010 avec le soutien du Programme Culture de la Commission Européenne, de la Communauté Française de Belgique et de Emotiv inc.

Media Gallery

Video shooting: Rafael Abril
Video editing: Kristina Ianatchkova
Photo documentation: iMAL
Visuals: Mattia Casalegno