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POLARIS: official opening ceremony ADE 2016

On Wednesday 19 October, Amsterdam Dance Event and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam present POLARIS at the official opening ceremony of ADE 2016 on Museum Square.

POLARIS is a large-scale light installation that animates in accordance with our emotional response to music.
At 22.00 sharp POLARIS will be performed live by Fatima Yamaha, Nick Verstand, Nikki Hock, and Children of the Light. During the 25 minute audiovisual experience, 20 participants in the audience will participate in a scientific experiment and wear EEG sensors that directly measure our brainwaves. These measurements and readings are translated to algorithms that indicate emotion. They trigger the installation in real-time, so that artist and audience co-create the piece together.
START EVENT: 21.30 | Free entrance
PERFORMANCE: 22.00 - 22.25 | Stedelijk Museum | Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
LIVESTREAM: Red Light Radio

POLARIS is a collaborative project by Nick Verstand, Fatima Yamaha, Nikki Hock, Children of the Light, Pandelis Diamantides, Showsync, TNO, EagleScience, Red Light Radio, ADE and Stedelijk Museum. It is developed - as part of ADE Sound Lab - and presented with the kind support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie / Creative Industries Fund NL, COMMIT/ and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

ADE and Brainwave are valorisation projects of the COMMIT/ project SWELL