November 7th - December 2nd
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006
The Female Role Model Project, an interactive theatrical experience incorporating live neuroscientific recordings, is coming to the New York City’s premier hub for arts and technology- 3-Legged Dog (3LD) for a four week engagement November 7th through December 3rd, 2018.
Thematically the piece explores representations of female role models and their evolution in a time of great sociopolitical change and the possibility of transforming our brains. It combines theatrical performance and interactive games with live recordings of neural activity from both actors and audience members using Emotiv EEG headsets.
The Female Role Model Project (TFRMP) explores each performer’s own experiences of being a female in the world. The piece's framework identifies and tests the notions of traditional female role models, with the potential of creating new ones to better serve us in the current world of great sociopolitical shifts. The project's artists perform as different role models (e.g., Mulan, Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Obama, Melania Trump, Kim Kardashian) while the electrical activity of their brain is monitored with portable EEG headsets (provided by tech sponsor Emotiv). The performers' neural functioning is projected for everyone in the theatre to see live and in real time. Composer and music producer Justin Mathews (artist on Selena Gomez’s new album) also created a program that converts the live brain waves of performers’ into an intricate sound design. Audience members and collaborators witness how such role models are represented and processed, according to what they trigger and how they potentially affect us throughout our lives.
Lead by a cognitive neuroscientist and psychology professor at CUNY’s Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, Dr. Natalie Kacinik, they’re bringing the results of their exploration to New York audiences for a 90 minute interactive theatrical experience. They have been collaborating with experts in a variety of fields, including renowned neuroscientist and New York Times best selling author David Eagleman and other scientists studying the nature of human communication and consciousness.
"The Female Role Model Project” is a scientifically enhanced multimedia devised theatre piece built by an ensemble of female-identified artists about recreating modern female role models in the world of cataclysmic climate change, cataclysmic political change and possibility of reprogramming our brains."
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