OPERA ON BRAINWAVES
AN AUGMENTED FASHTECH OPERA EXPERIENCE
Jasna Rok & Elise Caluwaerts proudly present 'Opera on Brainwaves',
a boundary-pushing artistic collaboration in which the world of opera collides with the worlds of fashion, technology, and science.
For this unique project, they joined forces to combine the beauty of a highly regarded and established artform with cutting-edge technology.
Through a process of research and prototyping, they will create an extraordinary piece that will link the emotions of the singer and the audience through neuroscience and heartbeats. It will be a new and groundbreaking emotional nakedness on stage.
EMOTION TECH X NEUROSCIENCE
Digital innovation lies at the core of the merging of the different disciplines in this project.
This unique project will integrate different art disciplines being opera and fashion, technology, and science.
Historically, fashion has been a means of self-expression. With current technology, it can offer unique and personalised experiences to all, augmenting us as people and enabling communication on previously unknown levels, help us to understand ourselves and others better. It serves as an interface to the world.
The statement dress will be embedded with cutting edge technology and science. It will be an interdisciplinary art piece which in its turn will become a symbiotic skin for the opera singer. It will integrate neuroscience with software and hardware, with digital visualisation and become art.
Jasna Rokegem is an award-winning pioneer, she founded Jasna Rok, the first FashionTech design lab in Belgium, which was created to reconcile advanced technologies with interactive fashion and does so by collaborating with technology partners globally. Her visionary thinking helps decision makers in different industries imagine how to come up with more sustainable solutions.
Elise Caluwaerts is a renowned soloist both in Belgium and abroad. She began her singing career as a baroque singer, and later expanded her repertoire to the romantic and contemporary genre. Her love for challenging repertoire – ranging from opera to multidisciplinary projects – led to various creations and remarkable collaborations with internationally renowned composers and ensembles.