Information VS Memory
Epica, La Fura Dels Baus
#Workshop #Experience Design #Creative Production
Foundacion Epica, Barcelona
We were invited to take part in La Fura Dels Baus's performance lab, Epica. The premise of the lab was to create performances and experiences, that could be used to do research on the topics of information vs Memory. The research was conducted with a diverse group of experts, ranging from neuroscientists, psychologist and musicologists, just to name a few.
Over an intense two week process, part of our team took part in facilitating and directing the team of artists, whilst another developed an experience, based around trauma and how to better be able to treat the negative effects. The experience was fully equipped with tailormade set pieces, moving walls, sound designs, and performances. Through an interactive series of games, the audience had to collaborate, to solve a multi-layered escape room.
An experience, that entertained a large audience, whilst generating meaningful research opportunities for experts within neuroscience and psychology. A full framework and thesis was written around our project, on how to enhance the creative process.