The Artist Wasn't Present

Silicon Valley Contemporary will feature the US premiere of The Mutual Wave Machine, an important art installation incorporating technology and science. The Mutual Wave Machine is an interactive neurofeedback installation, that embodies the elusive notion of ‘being on the same wavelength’ with another person through brainwave synchronization. During the experience, greater brainwave synchronization is reflected in greater vividness and more coherent and recognizable audiovisual patterns, while lack of synchronization strays towards dark audio-visual chaos: a faint ringing in the ears and static in the retinas. Enclosed by an intimate capsule and immersed in an audiovisual environment that responds and reflects their shared brain activity, two visitors can directly experience and manipulate their internal efforts to approach each other, or distance themselves from each other.


Artists: Suzanne Dikker | Matthias Oostrik | Peter Burr | Diederik Schoorl | Matthew Patterson Curry | Oliver Hess
Curator: Paul Young
Presented by: the Marina Abramovic Institute and TodaysArt
Dates: Thursday April 10 – Sunday April 13
Venue: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Special thanks to: emotiv ©

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