OPERA ON BRAINWAVES
EMBRACE THE SEAMLESS BLEND OF TECHNOLOGY, FASHION, SCIENCE AND OPERA.
Opera on Brainwaves, a groundbreaking performance where the latest technology meets traditional opera, heightens our awareness of our own emotions, and showcases their capacity to influence and connect us.
Experience an emotional, technological spectacle at the intersection of high-tech fashion and harmonious music.
FashionTech x EmoTech
A SYMPHONY OF EMOTION IN DESIGN AND TECH BY ELEVEN.1 E-ID
Our high-tech dress, the Eleven.1 E-ID, a pioneering creation of Jasna Rok Lab, becomes a tangible extension of the performer's emotional state. This wearable piece of artistry extends beyond fabric and thread, serving as a tangible, dynamic extension of the performer's emotional state.
Each emotion breathes life into the dress, governed by our custom-developed microcontroller. This innovative device captures, interprets, and visually represents brainwave data, offering the audience a unique glimpse into the performer's real-time emotional landscape. Experience an unprecedented emotional language, a powerful fusion of influences, from ancient Chinese energy line theories to body heat maps and color psychology.
This innovative approach redefines the boundaries of FashionTech and brings EmoTech to the spotlight, bridging the gap between the seen and unseen, the heard and the felt, the performer and the audience.
At Jasna Rok Lab, we reimagine the future of emotive art, integrating high fashion, cutting-edge technology, and raw emotion. Jasna Rok Lab, Belgium's first FashionTech design lab, is the brainchild of award-winning pioneer Jasna Rokegem. Collaborating globally, we harmonize advanced tech with interactive fashion to build sustainable solutions. Through 'Empathic Augmentation' and our groundbreaking Eleven.1 E-ID dress, we redefine the audience experience, weaving a shared symphony of emotions like never before.
UNITE A SHARED EMOTIONAL ODYSSEY
'Empathic Augmentation', a breakthrough beyond traditional virtual and augmented reality. Our opera and the Eleven.1 E-ID dress visually translate performer's emotions, allowing the audience to connect deeper. As the boundary between performer and viewer dissolves, we form a shared emotional experience. This cutting-edge approach amplifies the opera's emotional resonance, creating an intimate bond, perfect for technology enthusiasts, art lovers, or anyone intrigued by the exploration of human emotion.
VOICES FROM OUR ENCHANTED AUDIENCE
Ellen Vermorgen - De Tijd: "I was completely blown away by Opera on Brainwaves, a privilege to experience. Congratulations to Jasna Rok Lab for orchestrating such a stunning blend of technology, art, and emotion."
Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges: "This project deserves our support. It beautifully reconciles technology with fashion, art, and humanity."
Erica Caluwaerts, Schepen voor Economie Stad Antwerpen: "Jasna Rok Lab's innovation brings together fashion and emotion in a groundbreaking way. This project validates Antwerp's international reputation as an innovative fashion city."
Erwin Verstraelen - Chief Digital Information & Innovation Officer - Port Antwerp-Bruges: "Congratulations to Jasna Rok Lab. Truly impressed with how many elements you've managed to combine in this project. You have gold in your hands."
MILESTONES OF INNOVATION AND RECOGNITION.
Our journey with Opera on Brainwaves has been both thrilling and rewarding. With each performance, we push the boundaries of emotion, art, and technology further. Here are some of our most notable highlights:
2021: FEDORA DIGITAL PRIZE PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD
2022: WORLD PREMIERE IN ANTWERP
2023: OPERA FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM AND LOVE TOMORROW CONFERENCE
As our journey continues, we eagerly anticipate what's next. Stay tuned for more updates and milestones, or book your own private performance for a front-row seat to innovation.
Photographer : Shruti Mehta
Videographer : Matthias Therry and Wim Neyt