Ivan Liu - Between Universes: The Past is My Present to Your Future

22 Août - 31 Octobre 2014
Ivan Liu - Between Universes: The Past is My Present to Your Future
Résidence d'Ivan Liu à iMAL

L'amour est un élément fondamental des relations humaines. Il rassemble les membres d'une famille, voire de la société humaine dans son ensemble. On se demande parfois comment cet amour fait son apparition dans nos vie, et comment il y subsiste. Faute de trouver une réponse à ces questions, nous finissons souvent par accepter la réalité pour ce qu'elle est. La clé de ce mystère est peut-être dissimulée quelque part au cœur l'énigme de la conscience humaine.

Avec ce projet, résultat d'une résidence à iMAL, l'artiste et chercheur taiwannais Ivan C. H. Liu explore la notion d'amour, et son influence sur notre perception du monde.

En collaboration avec la danseuse et chorégraphe Julie Magneville, il a mis au point une performance qui combine mouvements, théâtre et interactivité pour une nouvelle forme d'expérience narrative.

L'installation d'Ivan consiste en un système électronique wearable (portable) qui souligne la relation entre le corps, la conscience et le monde ; l'interaction entre le rythme cardiaque et les ondes cérébrales est utilisée pour renforce cette notion.

Le choix des objets et des matériaux utilisés par Ivan s'inspire en grande partie de son expérience et sa perspective sur son environnement pendant son séjour à Bruxelles.

La performance et l'exposition présenteront les résultats de cette résidence de deux mois et demi à iMAL, et de sa collaboration avec Julie.

Technical Description

A brainwave sensor (here a Mindwave Mobile from Neurosky) is used to detect the alpha and beta waves from the dancer which drive an Arduino program to control LED lights. The LED lights change color in response to the level of concentration or meditation. Additional chips were used to control a large number of LED channels. The dancer's hearbeat is fed into a sound device using 70 electro-mechanical relays and a device for throbbing light to give audio-visual effects.

About Ivan Liu

Ivan Liu ( Chinese name: 劉辰岫 ) is an artist, a scientist and an educator. He has a strong background in science, having obtained a PhD degree in Physics from the world-renowned Max-Planck Institute in Germany, and an undergraduate degree from Imperial College London.

Being passionate about art since a young age, he showed his creative talent through music, photography, graphics and web design while studying to become a scientist. It was when he realized that his passion in science came from the appreciation of the beauty in nature, had he began to bring science into the artistic world.

His art works seamlessly combine rich artist and scientific concepts together, making them indistinguishable from one another. He frequently exhibits his works in public art spaces, and recently completed a large-scale dynamical lighting projection (Penrose's Dream 2014) commissioned by the renowned international 5-star hotel Le Meridien Taipei in the lobby. He also collaborates with architects, designers and artists alike on projects involving new media, due to his long-time passion on the artistic implementation of new technologies.

He is now based in Taipei, Taiwan.

About Julie Magneville

From the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower to the Ailey School in New York through the Conservatoire de Lyon, Julie has a predominant Modern formation. As a dancer, she has worked with many choreographers such as Donald MacKayle, Chet Walker, Matt Mattox, Ralph Paul Haze, Milton Myers, Ohad Naharin, Jacqueline Buglisi, Nancy Turano, Freddy Moore, Bruno Agati, Guillaume Bordier. She participated in the Montreal Professional Project with Margie Gillis, David Earle and the Flak and O Vertigo Company. She also danced in Expectico with The Jazz ballet of Montreal, created by Crystal Pite, was soloist in the Ballet Jazz Rick Odums and played in the musical Tarzan in Germany.

She is in demand as Modern teacher and choreographer in various institutions such as the ESDC Rosella Hightower, Les Étés de la Danse in relationship with The San Francisco Ballet, Harmonic Studio, Centre Aléati Brussels, Stage School of Zurich, the Zakat Dance School. She also assisted Tokyo Kevin Inouye for the musical Adam and Eve. She works with the plastician artist Laurent Barnavon.

Since february the 2011 she is the current choreographer of the Zakat Dance Company, and she is also a guest choreographer in Dessources Company directed by Nono Battesti.

She is Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga teacher and specialized for professionnal dancers. She received her training at Vinyasa Yoga Studio Cannes Philippe Bruneau.

She is Intenational Dance Cuncil Member, reconized by UNESCO.

Infos Pratiques

Performance: Mercredi 29 Octobre 
20:00 - 22:00
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Entrée gratuite
Le bar sera ouvert!

Exposition: Jeudi 30 October 
13:00-18:00

Entrée gratuite!

Lieu: iMAL
30 quai des Charbonnages
1080 Bruxelles

Galerie Média
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This residency is intiated and supported by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in the context of their Taiwan Digital Artist-In-Residence Program.