POLARIS x Stedelijk Museum & ADE

2016, performance

w/ Children of the Light, Pandelis Diamantides & Nick Verstand

120 x RGB Clay Paky, 6 x MDG 3000, biosensors, custom software.


POLARIS, is a large-scale art installation which researches our emotional response to music. Twenty participants in the audience volunteered to wear biosensors measuring their brainwaves, heart rate variability and galvanic skin response. These readings are interpreted using the Circumplex Model to indicate collective emotion, after which they are translated in real-time into light animations on the twelve meter diameter circular object. This process immerses the audience in their materialised collective emotional experience and allows them to co-create the piece together with the artists.