9 + 12 & 13.06.2013
interacting with EMO-Synth by Valery Vermeulen , Judith Hummel (dance) Klaus Janek (processed and acoustic double bass) Claudio Rocchetti (electronics)
Montage Cinema Revived by the EMO-Synth is the final performance in a series realized by thecollective Office Tamuraj and the curator Astrid David.A renewing interactive multimedia system, the EMO-Synth (Produced & Founded by new media artist Valery Vermeulen), plays a central role as well as the emotional man-machine, based on artificial intelligence, affective computing, psychophysiology, algorithmic music composition + sound and image generation.
During performances and demonstrations at Liebig12 the system automatically generates and manipulates sounds and images to direct the user in certain predefined emotional states.Emotional reactions are hereby measured and processed by the means of biosensors that register various psychofysiological parameters such as heart rate (ECG) and stress level (GSR, galvanic skin response).
For the realisation of Montage Cinema Revived by the EMO-Synth, the EMO-Synth is integrated into a cinematographic setting. For the automatic music generation, synthesized as well as live music sounds are used.The visuals remixed by the EMO- Synth will originate from different sources according to the soundtrack played by the musicians.
The performances of Montage Cinema Revived by the EMO-Synth rely on the most recent prototype 05.2 of the EMO-Synth.This prototype was realized during a residency and exhibition called Tangible Feelings at the Center for Digital Cultures and Technologies (iMAL www.imal.org) in september 2011.
photo: Dmitri Katz