Installation, performace and workshop
Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR)

Inhibition revolves around an ‘intelligent’ headset that is capable of EEG (electroencephalography), algorithmic sound synthesis and machine learning. With the headset on, neurophysical activity is constantly monitored and those particular kinds of sounds that are most likely to inhibit concentration are generated, hindering direct man-machine coupling and destabilising the subject’s cerebral rhythms. In this way a new kind of uncanny ‘meta-mind’ is brought forth, one that is enacted on top of machine learning schemata, neuro-feedback and bio-technological autopoiesis.

For DA Fest, the artist presents a solo sound performance as well as hands-on workshop where the audiences are invited to build their own EEG-empowered interfaces.

Inhibition has been commissioned by Ars Electronica and the Onassis Cultural Centre.
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