Final performance of the Empty Mind project at the research festival ARTICULATEOctober 28, 2021 | Online and in person at at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium
The Empty Mind project was funded by the DARIAH Theme 2020-2021 Call and is the start of ‘Sense of Wonder’, the joint research project of MAXlab and CREATIE. It also received support of the Immersive Lab of AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Its goal was to research and modify existing, open-source digital art platforms, while artistically focusing on interdisciplinary, digital content with an autonomous virtual experience. Virtual art will determine the foundation of a new hybrid, digital art form, consisting of music, dance and spoken word in a virtual setting, and will open a door for new possibilities regarding artistic creation, experience, and distribution.
During ARTICULATE, the project team will present the hybrid performance of Wim Henderickx’ ‘Empty Mind’ for flutes, live electronics and live visuals at the Wintertuin of the Royal Academy for Fine Arts Antwerpen and online. The flutist will perform the piece in a motion capture suit. The movements of the performer will create the virtual surroundings in real time, while the virtual audience can interact and influence the scope of the performance.