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Câmara Neuronal, Brain and Digital Art

Câmara Neuronal is a neuro-audio-visual performance that unfolds itself around the confessions and reminiscences of an alien, performed by Adolfo Luxúria Canibal, with his physical movements and his mental and sensitive activity being captured and translated, in real time, to sound and visual compositions, creating an environment of immersive projection.
One of the most innovative aspects to be explored is the strict connection between the narrative and the emotional aspects of the performer, done with the resource of a neuronal physiological capture device (ECG – electro-encephalogram), which are then synchronized with the audiovisual aesthetic. Thus, despite the ECG signals being processed wirelessly (and specifically programmed to the performer’s states of mind), the ECG helmet is adorned with cables connecting it to the ceiling, evoking a cerebral connection to the system and the idea of human guinea pigs in police laboratories. With digital art by João Martinho Moura and musical composition by Miguel Pedro, the performance exudes cooperation between Art and Technology. After its premiere at FrameArt festival (Cultural European Capital 2012), it has been revised and amplified, creating a new version which will be now presented at Theatro Circo.


Adolfo Luxúria Canibal (Performance, Poetry)
João Martinho Moura (Digital Art, Realtime Visuals, Software)
Miguel Pedro (Music)

Pedro Branco (Research Supervision)
engageLab, University of Minho (Research Institution)

Theatro Circo

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