design, live performance, media theory

"Yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now."


− Virginia Woolf



There is such a strong reverberance towards these moments in which the walls of the mind grow thin, somewhere where the distinction between inside and outside is becoming obscured and messy. The mind that extends into the relational, the objects that become part of the cognitive, the thought that moves through and with the world. The separation between the mind, body and the environment is starting to elude. When nothing is unabsorbed - an immersive modality but inverted where everything matters and is moved. The bubble - as much abstract as concrete - is inviting the imaginary outside of the outside; towards a becoming uncoupled from the normative and structures that are held in place by the weight of the present.


This project is a research towards letting this sentence become a relational composition of video, sound, dance, objects, plateaus and computing, linked through a system of sensors. Through these sensors and the dancers, the audience is woven into the fabric of the installation and is co-composing the relational emergence of the work.



On Friday, February 7 we presented our current research and project in development ad IDlab.





Sensors for Motion Tracking: 6 x X-Box Kinects

Sound: MAX MSP + Ableton 10

3d Spatialization: SPAT Revolution + 26 Speaker System

Visuals: Touchdesigner

Projection: 4 Beamers + 5 LED Screens

data processing: Open Framework libraries (C++)



Concept + Choreography: Reza Mirabi

Visuals: Darien Brito + Jeisson Drenth

Sound: Elisa Battistutta

Developer: Aleksandar Koruga

Dance: Mina Tomic, Fernanda Libman, Johhan Rosenber


IDlab: r&d partner

Special thanks to Willem Weemhoff and Frederick Rodrigues


This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).





Puprose 2018

Reza Mirabi on vimeo