Science of Consciousness Conference

April 27 and 29, 2016

Tucson, AZ, USA

The previous residency at Ship in the Woods allowed us to develop the performances and to fine-tune the technology and interface. Through the different contexts we quickly learned that the format needs to be adapted to each situation. For instance, the performative structure with intro and performance followed by discussions, which worked very well in San Diego and Los Angeles, was changed in at the Science of Consciousness Conference where the dynamic and audience was different. The audience was less used to art and the setting was more transient as some people stayed for the duration of the event while others came through for a few minutes. We adopted a different strategy with an ongoing performance that allowed the visitors to discuss with Stephen and Jean-Louis and those that had a good understanding of the nature of the project. The format remained highly improvised and experimental for each event so that each performance was a seperate and unique event.