INSTITUTO STOCOS is a project focused on the analysis, research and development of the interaction between body gesture, music and interactive visual imagery, integrating in a performative context abstractions taken from other disciplines such as artificial intelligence, biology, mathematics or experimental psychology. The trilogy Acusmatrix, Catexis, Stocos, the Neural Narratives series (Neural narratives1: Phantom Limb and Neural Narratives2: Polytopya), Piano & Dancer or the Marriage of Heaven and Hell, constitute some of the outcomes of this investigation. In this series of pieces the dancer’s activity evolve in a three dimensional sound space interacting with sonic and visual entities, allow a dancer to alter and extend his or her bodily presence.
INSTITUTO STOCOS has also participated in European Culture and ICST H2020 projects such as WholoDance, Metabody or DANCE developing creative technologies and artistic productions collaborating with Institutions such as Infomus Casa Paganini, Conventry Univerity, Politecnico de Milano, Motek, TMA Hellerau, Hyperbody TU Delft, Brunel University, K Danse or REverso among others.
Instituto Stocos also organises cultural events that help to diffuse trans-disciplanary artistic forms involving new technologies and in the field that combines art and sciences.