BFA graduation performance, ‘Anima’, performed at Oslo National Academy of Fine Art with the help of Ingrid Kristensen Bjørnaali http://ingridkbjornaali.com/ who was also graduating that year, and dancer Maria Rosetti and Tove. 4 projectors were used and the whole thing was triggered live from a heart rate sensor attached to my finger which sent the data wirelessly to a pure data patch that turned the numbers into sound waves and out to a soundcard and directly to the speaker element which was picked up by a bass drum mic and then routed to a 7 speaker surround patch controlled by ingrid at the back who mixed and added fx. This also directly triggered the visuals.
The work was an investigative performance inspired by Carl Jung’s theory of the ‘Anima’, the feminine and sometimes unconscious and fragmented aspects of a man. The act of meditation to observe ones own anima as part of an individuation process with the hope of changing unhealthy patterns into enlightenment was the original intention, but through a loose collaboration with others, different unintended themes presented themselves during and after the performance.