THE PERCEPTiVE i performance investigates the awakening of consciousness. It immerses its participants into the secret stages of perception. The two dancers are slowly discovering the world and themselves using the tactile perception of the installation. It is not the eye that does the perception, the eye is only sensitive to visual stimulus, it is the I that analyses and integrates the meaning. By using custom written perceptive algorithms, the installation brings to surface the hidden layers that humans experience every single moment of their wakeful life. These moments prove that humans are able to value art, its movements or techniques because the mind has already experienced it.
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Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu

Director

Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu (1979) is a Romanian visual artist based in Amsterdam. Ruxandra immerses her spectators into all facets of interactivity. Her elected themes investigate perception mechanisms, digital dimensions and technologies, media and broadcasting issues, surveillance society and society paradigm shifts generated from new technologies. Recent works unveil the theme of surveillance where the artist focuses on the paraphernalia of surveillance, peerveillance and sousveillance and the fine social and psychological changes they bring [Surveillance Society 2014 – Toronto CA // 2011 – Pennsylvania, USA // 2011 – Haifa, Israel // 2010 – New Hampshire, USA]. Perception is her second red thread of her art endevour [THE PERCEPTiVE i 2012, 2011, 2002 // Listen to the music 2005, 2003 // Postmodern Archaeology 2004] where the artist explores the facets of brain visual deconstruction and its consequences for art. web-512

    Corneliu Ganea

    Choreographer

    Corneliu Ganea (1980) is a Romanian choreographer based in Amsterdam. He studied classical ballet and modern dance at Liceul de Coregrafie Floria Capsali Bucharest, SBBS Zurich and The Performance Year Zurich. As a dancer he had the opportunity to work worked with internationals choreographers such as Krisztina de Chatel, Club Guy & Roni, Itzik Galili, Philip Taylor, Michael Schumacher, Beppie Blankert and many more. He developed a strong attraction for choreography, when he created his first duet in 1999 and was nominated in 2014 for the Dioraphte Award. His choreographies received nomerous prizes at international competitions in Spain, Germany and Japan. Since 2013 he began pursuing his choreographic interests, along side teaching and performing. As an entrepreneur, Corneliu is the co-founder of Random Collision Groningen and Area 59 Amsterdam. In 2013 he began building an online video library of contemporary dance performance called www.encore.dance. web-512

      Kim Doeleman

      Dancer

      Kim Doeleman (1993), born in The Netherlands, is a contemporary dancer currently based in Amsterdam. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor Uitvoerend Danser/Maker from ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Amos Ben-Tal, Ann van den Broek, Jack Timmermans, Václav Kunes and more. In her practice as a performer she enriches her movement vocabulary and consistently builds her own foundation by experiencing and gaining a variety of movement styles and performing techniques. As an artist her interests lays in the many facets of creating. Alongside her education as a dancer, Kim developed her skills for production, photography and teaching. web-512

        Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu

        Technology

        Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu (1977, Romania) is a scientific researcher presently living and working in The Netherlands. He has a doctoral degree in Geosciences from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As a scientist he uses novel technologies and methods to decipher the underground puzzles and published his research in international journals. Presently, he works in science based policy in the area of Energy and Climate Change. His interest in culture and art comes from his continuous search for meaning and logic where human mind meets the various media be it environmental or digital. He writes shorts stories and combines creative ideas with technological background to provide solutions for performing arts projects. Andrei implemented the hardware solution for THE PERCEPTiVE i and in a nutshell he is there where science meets arts.

          MUSIC: Tim Hecker, Thomas Köner, Phonophani, Nicolas Jaar // COSTUMES: Corneliu Ganea, Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu

          THE PERCEPTiVE i series

          THE PERCEPTiVE i project has a history that spans over more than ten years. Back in 2001, the artist Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu was investigating the perception processes and computer algorithms that recreate brain interpretation of visual stimuli. A series of five interactive installations and performances were created and exhibited in Romania and The Netherlands focusing on perception.

          • 2015

            THE PERCEPTiVE i

            Area 59, Amsterdam, NL In its 2015 phase, THE PERCEPTiVE i is a dance performance investigating the awakening of the self through the visual - tactile stimuli installation. The eye that each dancer has at the tip of their index finger is the one driving the discovery. Ultimately, the hand is the eye, the eye is the I. As the hand touches or points towards, the mind is flood with new information and feelings, and the dance changes its path. The audience is allowed into the dancers's minds, in the intimate space of discovering the self and the other.

            ARTIST: Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu CHOREOGRAPHER: Corneliu Ganea DANCER: Kim Doeleman TECHNOLOGY: Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu MUSIC: Tim Hecker, Thomas Köner, Phonophani, Nicolas Jaar Special thanks: Elena Pasca

          • 2013

            DANCE STUDIES

            Dance Group Jacob Kleyn, Amsterdam, NL During 2011-2013, the artist worked on updating of THE PERCEPTiVE i installation to wireless dual camera attached to dancer hands. The eye vs. I metaphor shifted towards the ambivalence of visual vs. tactile stimuli: how would our behaviour change if our hands could see? This first attempt from 2012 still had wired cameras, and investigated the dance expression of tactile and visual perceptions.

            ARTIST: Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu CHOREOGRAPHER: Jacob Kleyn Special thanks: Alekszandr Szivkov, Natasha Nikitina

          • 2012

            IMPRO FESTIVAL

            Rozentheater, Amsterdam, NLWhat creates the perception? Is it the EYE or is it the I, the self? For this exhibition, the artist chose to give the installation the shape of the eye. A beautiful and big green eye that participants at the IMPRO FESTIVAL 2012 were able to interact with and see reality through it, from another angle, through another point of view.

            ARTIST: Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu

          • 2011

            #23 BeamLab

            Packhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, NLAmong other participations, THE PERCEPTiVE i was exhibited at #23 BeamLab at Packhuis de Zwijger. The installation was presented in its original form consisting of interactive perceptual program, display and live-feed eye. After the presentation, a discussion with the public followed.

            ARTIST: Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu

          • 2002

            THE PERCEPTiVE i

            Sala Dalles, Bucharest, ROTHE PERCEPTiVE i originates in the artist's work on Bird View machine vision project, and investigates the beauty of perception visual outcomes. Using custom written perceptive algorithms [C++], the installation brings to life hidden layers that human beings experience every single moment of their wakeful life. These transient visual interactions prove that humans are able to value art, its movements or techniques because they had been already experiencing them in the mind.

            ARTIST: Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu Special thanks: Catalin Arsenescu

          THE ARTIST

          Ruxandra Cristina BOCIN-DUMITRIU was born in Bucharest [RO] in 1979. She is currently living and working in Amsterdam [NL].
           
          Ruxandra immerses her spectators into all facets of interactivity. Her elected themes investigate perception mechanisms, digital dimensions and technologies, media and broadcasting issues, surveillance society and society paradigm shifts generated from new technologies. Recent works unveil the theme of surveillance where the artist focuses on the paraphernalia of surveillance, peerveillance and sousveillance and the fine social and psychological changes they bring [Surveillance Society 2014 – Toronto CA // 2011 – Pennsylvania, USA // 2011 – Haifa, Israel // 2010 – New Hampshire, USA]. Perception is her second red thread of her art endevour [THE PERCEPTiVE i 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2002 // Listen to the music 2005, 2003 // Postmodern Archaeology 2004] where the artist explores the facets of brain visual deconstruction and its consequences for art.
           
          Professional visual artist, Ruxandra received M.F.A. in visual arts from Bucharest Fine Arts University in parallel with B.S in Computer and Automated Sciences from Bucharest Polytechnics University. She has completed her art researches at Copenhagen University at Film and Media Studies department. Studying both art and technology meant that the artist got in very close contact with both hard programming (C++, Java, artificial intelligence) and pure graphic art studies. This unusual combination led to an ease of expression through technology as well a special take on visual metaphors. Member of International Artists Association since 2006 and of Romanian Fine Artists Union since 2005, Ruxandra is also the recipient of multiple advertising awards [Cannes Lions // Epica Awards].

          CONTACT

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