January 25, 2019 "NOW" (Ivo Bol, Marion Tränkle, Roos van Berkel) present the EEG performance "BLINK ...and sync" at the forth edition of the dance and performance event Come Together in Amsterdam. BLINK..and sync is a performance using eye blinking as a performative tool. It is a part of our research into rhythms and patterns of our body and brain, and conscious and unconscious blinking as indicators of states of mind and different moods. We will perform an experimental score for three people that generates blink instructions with different rhythms and chance variations. The blinks are captured with EEG and translated into a musical piece for light and sound, using the body as the intermediate between two different systems: the score and the performance environment. COME TOGETHER is a manifesto and a celebration of the many contemporary makers in Amsterdam and a call to come together and work together. During the three festival days, performance makers share insights, develop thought, meet colleagues and present their ideas to the public. See the entire program of the evening and performance times here. Date: January 25th 2019 Time: We are performing three times during the evening @ 19:40, 20:45, 21:10 Location: Frascati 4, Nes 63 1012 KD Amsterdam
November 9, 2018 Ivo Bol and I made a performance with sound, light and movement in a special location: The cupola and former prison in the city center of Haarlem. The project is part of the art manifestation "Architectural Healing", organized by Cityscape Foundation.
SEE ME NOW ? is a live performance where the audience can experience the architecture and history of the building. With light and sound Bol and Tränkle open up the space and give voice to the personal stories related to this place. The cupola is based on the idea of the Panopticum, conceived in the 18th century by Jeremy Bentham, as an architecture for perfect control. "A cruel, ingenious cage" according to the philosopher Foucault.
Tränkle and Bol relate to this monumental architecture with a composition specially made with and for the building. The relation between the domes centrally organized surveillance functionality and the surrounding 224 cells distributed over 4 floors are revisited and reinterpreted by use of sound, light and movement. Rhythms, synchronous movement, relations and black-outs: continuously changing and emergent patterns created by people and their history with the building. Everyone is free to rediscover the space, there is no audience seating. By moving through the cupola, spatial and emotional experiences changes and transform the dome by our own ears and eyes.soundcomposition: Ivo Bol lightcomposition: Marion Tränkle voice: Florian de Backere performance: Roos van Berkel, Maria Ines Villasmil en Suzana Gomes, Cindy Brussel-Bieneman, Annemarie Libbers, Maartje Douwes sound technician: Cesco van de Zwaag developed in collaboration with Stichting Panopticon and Cityscape Foundation The project has been made possible with the support of The Performing Arts Fund NL and creative industries fund nl. Event: Open de Koepel - Architectural Healing Date: November
October 11, 2018 The Performance collective "NOW" (Ivo Bol, Marion Tränkle, Roos van Berkel) presents new work, the EEG performance "BLINK ...and sync" at Electronic Extravaganza Festival 2018 . BLINK ... and sync: We are currently experimenting with conscious and unconscious blinking as indicators of states of mind and different moods. “BLINK… and sync” uses eye blinking as a performative tool. We will perform an experimental score for three people that generates blink instructions with different rhythms and chance variations. The blinks are captured with EEG sensors and translated live into a musical piece for light and sound. Performance collective "NOW": Ivo Bol, Marion Tränkle, Roos van Berkel Blink ...and sync is part of Electronic Extravaganza - a cutting edge festival for border crossing electronic music exploring genres such as dance, ambient, pop, noise, DIY, installation art and contemporary composed music. Organized by Steim and the composer/performer collective Monoták See the entire program of the evening here. Date: October 11th 2018, starting time 19:00 Location: Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX, Amsterdam (behind Waterloo Square).
April 9, 2017
(un)focused: In our EEG choreography the brainwaves of two performers are compared and translated into laser movements, light and sound. The performance exposes our internal differences as individuals and basic similarities as humans.
EEG analysis and laser programming: Alberto Novello, sound design: Ivo Bol, scenography: Marion Tränkle, choreography: Marion Tränkle, Roos van Berkel and Tashi Iwaoka, performers: Roos van Berkel and Tashi Iwaoka.
The research regarding the lighting design of (un)focussed is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Art.
Date: April 9th 2017, starting time 20:00
Location: Art Chapel Amsterdam, Prinses Irenestraat 19-1 hoog, 1077 WT Amsterdam
Entrance: € 10