Data backed meditative state of art at TEDx Goodenough in London.

“In: Fluence” was a continuous performance throughout the event and was set up as an experiment:

“How does our environment influence our expression? “

The event took place on the 19th of May 2018, 4 pm – 10 pm

In: Fluence is abstract documentation, a mood map of TEDx Goodenough 2018 via art in flow and data science. Created by design innovator and artist Helena Nora Vitola-Jones and facilitated by the Thingitude IoT co-authored by Mark Stanley; Buggy Air pollution sensing kit and Hack The Senses expertise with Muse EEG headband. Documented by Donald Eke. Produced by Karlina Voitika.

The preview of my mark-making can be seen here:

It has its roots in my love for specific qualities of materials and how they work together; the need for an active meditation – dance of the brush; awareness of the surroundings and me in it, as well as the drive to depict that which is unseen. I have found it to be on the same page as the automatic drawing developed by surrealists, asemic calligraphy or the notation that Tibetan Buddhist monks use for depicting the sounds they use in meditation.

The materials used for the TEDx performance were: a calque scroll, drawn on with a Pentel calligraphy brush pen, as it provides the best ink flow and the brush tip is superb.