Claudia Robles Angel: Angel – MINDSCAPE

  • ©, Claudia Robles Angel, Angel – MINDSCAPE
  • ©, Claudia Robles Angel, Angel – MINDSCAPE


    Angel – MINDSCAPE





    Electroluminescent wires, arduino, immersive sound and openEEG interface

Artist Statement:

    MINDSCAPE is a metaphor of what we are becoming in this digital era. Like most people nowadays, the performer appears isolated and hooked up with a computer, his/her body connected to and surrounded by light wires, creating a distance between the own body and the environment, symbolizing the desire to become a machine or cyborg that attaches artificial technologies to its own structure. The performer appears rigid on the stage, but her inner emotional states give continuously movement and transformation to the audiovisual environment.
    In MINDSCAPE, the performer interacts with a light structure made by electroluminescent wires and sound via a BCI (Brain-Computer interface), which measures her brain waves, which create and control the light and sonic environment.
    The visual environment is created by a light structure made by electroluminescent wires (EL wires). The EL cables glare when applied to an alternating current (AC). Hence, once the AC has been activated, the data of the performer’s brain waves from the openEEG interface is utilized in order to turn on/off different cables and in different tempos.
    The sound section of the work consists of a surround soundscape which changes depending on the information coming from the performer’s brainwave activity