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Nino Basilashvili creates interactive installations through which she allows people to experience a deep sense of connection. Her installations take the form of performances in which collectivity and new media play an essential role.

For Nino, the search for connection is a common thread in her life and the reason for developing new work. At the age of three, she fled with her parents from Georgia to the Netherlands. An uprooting that resulted in a search and later brought her the realization that a sense of connection is always linked to connection with yourself and the surrounding nature.

My vision is one of a connected society that focuses on its similarities rather than its differences.

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Mestmag artikel: interactief mediakunstenaar Nino

(Only NL) “Ze is geen autonoom beeldend kunstenaar, maar ook geen toegepast ontwerper. Het werk dat Nino Basilashvili maakt, zit eigenlijk net tussen deze disciplines in…”

Fotosynthese in Ingenhousz (NL)

(Only NL) Een optreden met live muziek gecomponeerd door Nuno Silva, geconserveerde flora door Mandy van Elzen en interactieve installatie: Heartsync.

NFT Mind x Breath at Rarible

I made my first NFT on Rarible


HEARTSYNC in the Effenaar

HEARTSYNC in the main hall of Poppodium Effenaar. A live session where the real-time heartbeat data of the participants is visualized.

When we experience connection, our physiology reacts with synchronisation. We are mostly not consciously aware of this phenomenon. By stimulating it, we realize our deeper connection and new possibilities open up. Imagine a society that can utilize this!

Makes use of: Heart Rate Variability (HRV). An important aspect of group coherence includes the degree of physiological synchronisation, individual and collective HRV coherence increases group coherence.

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During the AI4FUTURE residency project, Moving Forward got a new iteration. An interactive digital artwork about the balance between freedom and control in the public space was created.

AI4Future is a Creative Europe’s project which involves three different European countries: Italy, Spain and Netherlands. It aims at enhancing the understanding and dissemination of AI related technologies for the active and creative participation of young activists to the European cultural scene, allowing them to work with artists for a joint creation of a new urban community awareness.

4 artists were selected:
Bernat Cuní @Esprocenda/Lemongrass, Barcelona
Category: AI, phygital worlds and digital barriers
Luca Pozzi @MEET, Milan
Category: AI, platform urbanism and social mobility
Chunju Yu @V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam
Category: AI and Gender Inequality issues
Nino Basilashvili @Sardegna Teatro, Sardinia
Category: AI and community mobilization in public spaces

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Moving Forward

The Heatmap

An interactive installation about AI in the public space. If you know what AI knows about you, will your behaviour change? Premiering DDW21 (Dutch Design Week) at Plug-in-City.

In the digital age we see a shift from screens to our surrounding environment. AI is already measuring and predicting our behaviour, what if this will also happen more and more in the public space? In Moving Forward participants will directly experience this. What do they actually think of this?

You are predictable as long as you are unaware.

Step into the space, your movement will be detected and measured by an AI. The more data the AI ​​collects from you and the other participants, the better it ​​can predict your next step. But if you are aware of this, will you alter your behaviour?

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DRIFT in Carré

Heartsync during DRIFT in Carré Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

In collaboration with Studio DRIFT & Koninklijk Theater Carré Amsterdam.

DRIFT returns to Carré for an unique tour in which visitors will walk through the public and backstage areas of Carré. June 17-22

As part of the tour realtime interactive installation Heartsync will help the group synchronise so that they can let go of their ego and be in the moment and experience to the fullest.

Close your eyes, your heart rate is being measured and you start breathing in the same rhythm as a group. Let’s experience together what it looks and feels like to synchronise…

Did you know that regulating your own heart coherence can result in more coherence in a group? Research on heartsynchronisation and group coherence by HeartMath Institute. Did you know that your breath can change your state of mind? Research on the effect of breathing techniques by The Art of Living Foundation.

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The first version of Heartsync which was shown during the teacher conference of the HKU.

When we imagine the future of technology, we usually think in terms of hard, cold, mechanical and lonely. Our associations with technology are not always the best, we sometimes even fear the role technology will play in the future. 

What role will technology play in the future?
Can we enhance our humanity with the help of technology?

In Heartsync a deeper connection between people is explored. In addition to this, the possibility to synchronise is also investigated. The inner feelings and the natural rhythms of the body are made visible and tangible.

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Mind x Breath

An interactive installation commissioned by The Art of Living Foundation exhibited at the Happinez Festival 2019 (from the Happinez Magazine).

The Art of Living Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides breathing and meditation courses. They are known for their unique breathing technique the S.K.Y breath (Sudarshan Kriya).

Your state of mind has a major effect on your breathing, but did you know that it also works the other way around?

When your breathing changes, your state of mind changes. With this live and ‘real-time’ data installation, artists Nino Gontcharova and Mitchell van Dis immediately show this connection.

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Field of Connection

Developed during the Summer Sessions 2020 residence of the V2_ (Rotterdam).

It has now become more evident than ever that we as humans are intertwined. What is happening on the other side of the world has an affect on us, here and now. We shape the world around us with our presence, and whether we are aware of it or not, we always have an impact on others.

Field of Connection uses the natural phenomenon of the interference pattern (wave interference) as a symbol for an interpersonal connection.

You always have an impact on the environment and the people around you, what do you want your impact to look like?

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VPRO Tegenlicht -Toekomstpioniers

Top 4 finalist
Who has the best idea for intimacy in the age of tech? The winner of VPRO Tegenlicht’s pioneer election “Touching Technology” has been announced. After an exciting battle between four finalists in Pakhuis de Zwijger, one of them became the Tegenlicht pioneer of 2020.

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