Body Activation

Day 1: Ecological Confluence

With eightOS

eightOS host daily open workshops that explore the concepts of regeneration, adaptation, ecology and environment. Centering the body and sensorial experience, they emphasise specific reflexes and mechanisms, also applying eightOS sensors combined with AI-generated feedback to create unique and momentary soundscapes in space.

Ámà: 4 Days on Caring, Repairing and Healing
  • In English

Past Dates

This workshop asks people to work in pairs to explore the concepts of assimilation and rejection, as well as escalation and de-escalation as shaping our environmental and ecological interaction. It uses interactive physical exercises to consider the ways in which incoming impulses are assimilated and, at times, rejected. Escalation and de-escalation can be used to help understand the notion of sustainability, just like a healthy immune system’s response to a virus. In this workshop, eightOS’s approach is based on assimilating an incoming impulse and responding to it once it becomes an integral part of us.

eightOS is a body-mind operating system co-founded by Dmitry Paranyushkin and Koo Des. Their practice studies how physical movement can be used to better understand the dynamics of interaction and to then scale this understanding into other contexts. eightOS explore the ethical, scientific and aesthetic implications of this approach. Paranyushkin and Des presented their work at Gwangju Biennale (2021), Palais de Tokyo (2018) and other contexts.

Dmitry Paranyushkin is the founder of Nodus Labs, creator of InfraNodus network thinking tool and co-founder of eightOS. In his practice, he combines choreography, science and code to create human / machine software.

Koo Des is a co-founder of eightOS, musician and choreographer. In his practice, Koo Des links technology, sound and body to explore the interface between the natural and the artificial.