Body Activation

Day 2: Inclusive Exclusivity

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

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How can an entity maintain its shape while also creating temporary formations that shift with external influences, or break apart if transformation is needed? This workshop builds upon the activities from Day 1: Ecological Confluence to further explore the concepts of assimilation and repulsion, alongside escalation and de-escalation as shaping our environmental and ecological interactions. The exercises will include collective group practices inspired by swarm dynamics and self-organised movements, considering how collective entities can continuously regenerate. eightOS motion sensors combined with AI-generated feedback create unique and momentary soundscapes in space, emphasising physical experience and embodied understanding as a form of education.

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.