opening ceremony ADE 2016 with polaris
19 Oct 2016

in front of the Stedelijk (Museum Square)
9:30 - 10:30 pm
Free of charge

On Wednesday 19 October, Stedelijk Museum & Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) present POLARIS at the official opening ceremony of ADE 2016 on Museum Square.

POLARIS is a large-scale light installation that animates in accordance with our emotional response to music. 

At 22.00 sharp POLARIS will be performed live by Fatima Yamaha, Nick Verstand, Nikki Hock, and Children of the Light. During the 25 minute audiovisual experience, 20 participants in the audience will participate in a scientific experiment and wear EEG sensors that directly measure our brainwaves. These measurements and readings are translated to algorithms that indicate emotion. They trigger the installation in real-time, so that artist and audience co-create the piece together.

START: 21.30
PERFORMANCE: 22.00 - 22.25
LIVESTREAM: Red Light Radio
ENTRANCE: free for all!

POLARIS is a project by Nick Verstand, Fatima Yamaha, Nikki Hock and Children of the Light in collaboration with Pandelis Diamantides, Showsync, TNO, EagleScience, Red Light Radio, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Amsterdam Dance Event, COMMIT and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst