“Nigredo” is the experience of changed self-perception by means of biophysical media – throwing visitors back on bare humanity.
“Nigredo is not for the faint of heart”, say some. “Nigredo is totally relaxing”, say others. Nigredo is the experience of changed self-perception for one visitor at a time by means of biophysical media, developed by Marco Donnarumma and Marije Baalman. Carefully but resolutely, they push visitors to their individual limits. Completely cut off from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, wired and connected up with all manner of sensors and technological devices, they become cyborgs for eight minutes, thrown back on bare humanity.
Auditory, visual and tactile stimuli positioned immediately and with pinpoint precision are initiated by the pulsation of one’s own body in a biofeedback process, instinctively triggering emotions that can only be rationally classified with hindsight. Nigredo is equally reminiscent of our uniformity and uniqueness – for all the immediacy this self-experience trip, perceived now as too short, now as too long, may take us to the realm of both intellectual expanse and constraint.
Concept and realisation Marije Baalman (NL) & Marco Donnarumma (IT)
Co-produced by ORF musikprotokoll & Kunsthaus Graz
In cooperation with SHAPE – Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe
Marco Donnarumma is SHAPE artist
Supported by the “Creative Europe” programme of the European Union