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Performing Sleep/Wake Cycles: An Arts-Science Dialogue through Embodied Technologies

CM Brown, A Niemetz, P Gander


This paper describes an arts-science collaborative project titled Standing Waves, which creatively entwines data drawn from the rhythms of the body in sleep/wake cycles with sensor-based technology for synaesthetic performance. The project partners situate their practice and research in the fields of choreography/dance, sleep science and media art and design. Our work explores how the non-literalness of scientific phenomena can be embodied in interactive performance and made meaningful for audiences. The aim of this collaboration is to create a unique performance ecology, by bringing together elements of the collaborators’ respective disciplines and expertise and experimenting within the are..

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