THE LAB

 

THE BIRTH OF AN INNATIVE

 

"With the dawning of the digital age, technology has increasingly become part of our everyday lives and can in many ways be seen as an extension of the body and an enhancement of human capacity. INNATIVE LAB further investigates the potential of technology through artistic means and confronts us with a question in which we begin to surrender yet another part of the human ego - can technology be used to express our spiritual selves? Can a supernatural experience be translated into the digital realm?"

 

- Beatrix Joyce, Berlin Art Link

INNATIVE LAB is a Berlin research platform which brings together artists designers and scientists to develop a multichannel approach to creativity.

 

INNATIVE LAB bases its name on the obsolete word for ‘native’, sharing roots with ‘innate’, reminiscent of ‘innovative’. The lab assimilates ancient knowledge with new technologies to create modern praxes.

 

Parting from the fields of contemporary dance, performance art, neuroscience, sensing technology, sound art, visual art and FashTech, INNATIVE LAB thinks of its experimental collaborations as ways of overcoming the barriers between disciplines.

PROJECTS

 

DEEP WAVES is a multi-disciplinary performance that combines the physical and digital into an immersive experience. DEEP WAVES adapts ancestral rituals with today’s technology to explore primal ways of connecting; ancient knowledge of influencing neuronal activity joins modern approaches of neuroscience.

 

Using a neurosensing headband developed by Berlin tech start-up, Neurofox, one of the performer’s brainwaves are transformed into visuals, while the other’s movements are sonified through a motion tracking device embedded in the costume. Hence, the performers create the audiovisual landscape of the performance in real-time, making the invisible waves around us, visible.

 

DEEP WAVES took the “doble yo” (The Double Me) concept from the pre-Columbian San Agustin culture as its standpoint. Depicted as the figure of a naked standing warrior with the head of a jaguar on top of him, it symbolises the magical power of the shaman. This creature embodies duality: Male and Female, Matter and Spirit, Rational and Instinctive, Universal and Native. This sense of dichotomy fuels the piece.

Although the digital era only appeared at the last second in the day of human evolution, DEEP WAVES uses these new tools to reflect on how important it is to create new rituals to reach, once again, that state when Mankind’s connection with nature was more tangible, its intuition better developed and its culture gave more emphasis to human interaction.

 

In this day and age of global warming, ecological catastrophes and cultural genocides, dystopian fears seem like visions of times to come, leaving Man as the sole prospect for the planet’s recovery, which is why it is ever so pressing for us to achieve such primordial ways of connecting.

 

DEEP WAVES is supported by the Internationales Theaterinstitut, the Mime Centrum Berlin & Art in Retail

TEAM

INNATIVE LAB'S MEMBERS FOR DEEP WAVES

 

Direction & Performance: José Fernando Andrade

Choreography & Performance: Maria Pyatkova

Neurosensing Technology: Willi Döring / Neurofox

Visuals: Yoann Trellu

Composition & Sound Design: Clément Destephen

Composition & Sampling: Jorge Porras

 

Visuals and Sonification: Federico Foderaro

Costumes & Motion Tracking Inception: Jennifer Rudloff

Lighting: Cheng-Ting Chen

Video: Neirin Best, Jennifer Rudloff, Xavier Burrow

Photography: Julian Ronenfeld, G. McReedem

Production: Jessica Bush

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

 

Colombian-born performing artist and spatial designer José Fernando Andrade has led a versatile career, developing interdisciplinary dance-theatre projects in Colombia, Spain and Germany with his former project Esfenoides.

In 2009, he established himself in Berlin, working on design projects for European retail intelligence and trend research agencies. Besides his consultancy Art In Retail, José-Fernando has also been teaching Dance-Theatre and conducting workshops for both public and private institutions to enhance participants’ creativity.

 

More recently, stemming from his passion for new technologies, José Fernando has been developing innovative ‘phygital’ workshops, which mix visual and sound art, video and neurotech, to enhance participants’ creativity.

From the positive response he received, he decided to further this exploration and founded in 2017 INNATIVE LAB, aiming to create immersive experiences through the connection of art and sensing technologies

 

 

CONTACT

 

José Fernando Andrade

+49 (0) 1 578 701 6724

jose-fernando@innativelab.com

INNATIVE LAB

Boddinstr. 60, 12053

Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 99266308

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© INNATIVE LAB - 2018

Direction & Performance: José Fernando Andrade

Choreography & Performance: Maria Pyatkova

Neurosensing Technology: Willi Döring / Neurofox

Visuals: Yoann Trellu

Composition & Sound Design: Clément Destephen

Composition & Sampling: Jorge Porras

 

Visuals and Sonification: Federico Foderaro

Costumes & Motion Tracking Inception: Jennifer Rudloff

Lighting: Cheng-Ting Chen

Video: Neirin Best, Jennifer Rudloff, Xavier Burrow

Photography: Julian Ronenfeld, G. McReedem

Production: Jessica Bush

INNATIVE LAB'S MEMBERS FOR DEEP WAVES

INNATIVE LAB'S MEMBERS FOR DEEP WAVES

 

Direction & Performance: José Fernando Andrade

Choreography & Performance: Maria Pyatkova

Neurosensing Technology: Willi Döring / Neurofox

Visuals: Yoann Trellu

Composition & Sound Design: Clément Destephen

Composition & Sampling: Jorge Porras

 

Visuals and Sonification: Federico Foderaro

Costumes & Motion Tracking Inception: Jennifer Rudloff

Lighting: Cheng-Ting Chen

Video: Neirin Best, Jennifer Rudloff, Xavier Burrow

Photography: Julian Ronenfeld, G. McReedem

Production: Jessica Bush

INNATIVE LAB'S MEMBERS FOR DEEP WAVES

 

Direction & Performance: José Fernando Andrade

Choreography & Performance: Maria Pyatkova

Neurosensing Technology: Willi Döring / Neurofox

Visuals: Yoann Trellu

Composition & Sound Design: Clément Destephen

Composition & Sampling: Jorge Porras

Visuals and Sonification: Federico Foderaro

Costumes & Motion Tracking Inception: Jennifer Rudloff

Lighting: Cheng-Ting Chen

Video: Neirin Best, Jennifer Rudloff, Xavier Burrow
Photography: Julian Ronenfeld, G. McReedem
Production: Jessica Bush

INNATIVE LAB'S MEMBERS

FOR DEEP WAVES

 

Direction & Performance:

José Fernando Andrade

Choreography & Performance:

Maria Pyatkova

Neurosensing Technology:

Willi Döring / Neurofox

Visuals: Yoann Trellu

Composition & Sound Design:

Clément Destephen

Composition & Sampling: Jorge Porras

Visuals and Sonification: Federico Foderaro

Costumes & Motion Tracking Inception: Jennifer Rudloff

Lighting: Cheng-Ting Chen

Video: Neirin Best, Jennifer Rudloff,

Xavier Burrow
Photography: Julian Ronenfeld,

G. McReedem
Production: Jessica Bush