“An unexpected synesthesia of pure cognitive escape” –Exibart
What if data were a dance partner? Dökk is a daring, dynamic journey into the subconscious, the latest expression of artistry through emerging digital technology from Italy’s fuse*. Named after the Icelandic word for “darkness,” Dökk uses software to synthesize real-time data from four simultaneous sources: Dökk’s musical score; the movement of performer / choreographer Elena Annovi; her heartbeat; and emotional analysis of social media trends at that very moment. This data mashup is vividly visualized through a stunning 3D projection environment. As each data source shifts, each performance of Dökk becomes one-of-a-kind—evoking life’s own random, unforeseeable whims. Both experimental and empirical, Dökk illuminates invisible connections among us all in an intimate, immersive fusion of light, sound, space and movement.
This engagement with fuse* is a continuation of Purdue Convocations’ Innovator-In-Residence platform—a forum for the investigation of new works that examine, question and propose ideas in the fluid nexus where humanity and technology intersect. This production further extends the discussion of real-time interactivity from our previous engagement in this series, the AI-driven musical improvisation of Shimon Robot and Friends.
PRE-SHOW TALK | 6:30PM | STEWART CENTER 279
Join a member of fuse* for a discussion about the evening’s performance.