[radical] signs of life
[radical] signs of life is a large-scale multi-media experience employing biotechnology to integrate networked bodies and interactive dance. The work externalizes the mind's non-hierarchical distribution of thought through responsive, rule-based choreography and a database of phrases. Music is generated from the dancers' muscles and blood flow via biophysical sensors that capture sound waves from the performers’ bodies. This data triggers complex neurobiological algorithms to be projected onto multiple screens as 3D imagery. As the audience interacts with the images produced, they enter into a dialogue with the dancers. Conceptually, the piece is an embodied examination of the increasing disparity between the encroachment of bio-data and the quiet discord of bio-memory.