Collaboration with James P. Brown, 2013 – 2014
Combining neurofeedback training with participatory art, and electronic music, AlphaLab (previously called Theta Lab) explores the possibilities of a unique form of electronic art, in which attention, experience and compositional form become radically entwined.
Electronic soundscapes controlled by changes in Alpha brainwave activity are used to guide participants to a place of intense but wakeful stillness. Interviews and diagrams recorded with participants after their interaction document the range of experiences and reflections supported by this unusual human-computer interaction.
AlphaLab explores new connections connections between consciousness, subconsciousness, creativity and electronic art – combining experiential and interactive approaches with documentary and ethnographic aesthetics, to explore in a concrete and highly focussed way, the dynamics of consciousness itself as a material for aesthetic enquiry – in this case the open-foccused states of attention uniquely supported by Alpha neurofeedback training.