EEG KISS portrait

Performance & Installation
Studio Lancel/Maat
Studio Matusiak; Engaged Art Fair Amsterdam/, Art of Impakt, ICT Fourtress Eindhoven (OSC to vector based information for data-visualisation), Helder Zeefdruk Amsterdam

E.E.G. KISS Portrait PRINT
An 'E.E.G. KISS Portrait' shows an intimate kiss as a printed EEG data-visualization. These data emerge from two people kissing while wearing a brain computer interface headset that measures their brain activities. Their digital data are visualized and saved in a public database. Each print is a unique data selection based on an algorithm. In these portraits, data from both people kissing stream and dance around each other, as what the artists call 'Dancing Data', in patterns and rhythms. The portraits have often been described as being fueled with shared, intimate embodied experiences and memories.
Prints have been purchased for private collections. Each unique portrait is created in a social technological process between artists and two people kissing. Material: Vector based DBond print, seize 1x1 meters (seize adaptable). Colours: silver and gold on black. In each portrait location, date (space, relation, time) is added of the two people kissing.

Concept and process.
The EEG KISS portraits show shared experience and memories of love. In these portraits physical and digital realities, public and private, converge. Conceptually, these portraits evoke reflection on traces and data visualization of shared experience; artistic authorship; uniqueness and co-creation; social artificial intelligent kissing; scientifically classified data versus intimate interpretation of data. More information about the process: E.E.G. KISS.

EEG data of kissing and of caressing are made visible and tangible in sculptural silk relief. Neurological data processing technologies are translated through traditional silk embroidery crafts for poetic 2,5 and 3-dimensional sculpturing. In this way, data traces of kissing and caressing are made tangible in sculptural embroideries, fueled with shared, intimate embodied experiences and memories. Caressing the silk data traces of kissing and caressing evoke embodied and poetic experience for shared intimate reflection.

This approach to shared reflection on neurological data processing is further subject to Lancel/Maat's art & science research. Conceptually, these tangible embroideries evoke reflection on scientifically validated data versus new options for personal, embodied and tacit shared interpretation of EEG data, for future intimate intelligent design.

Prints and embroideries can be purchased at Studio Lancel/Maat.
Presented at:
Emboideries: Beijing Design week 2020
Prints: Basel, Haus der Elektronischen Künste (HeK) 2018.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2017.
Engaged Art Fair Amsterdam 2016. De Balie & Mondriaanfund.