Flowerpower


Flowerpower poster A2 paint, pencils and markers made in collaboration with Jesus Eloy








People were invited to join an experience to plant  the Flowerpower, a collective energy that emerges from coming together, singing and improvising.
The Flowerpower-installation shows and stimulates present and upcoming energies. The installation consists of a big flower-figure (hanging above our heads)
where 30 flower-heads (the halfs of plastic yoga-balls with little speakers) are hanging.  Maximum 30 people can join the experience by wearing this flower-heads.
In the middle are 15 flower-microphones who catch all the voices of the participants installed in a flower-figure microphone standard.
During the experience you could hear the other voices with slightly shifting volumes.
Also Instructions/ suggestions were given by listening in to the little speakers. Some of them:
- Feel the connection with the other flower-minds
- Increase tone rapidly - higher
- Repeat what you just have heard
- Give more space to the other flower-minds
- Improvise by listening/ move by watching
- …

This is a research for measuring the energies between people.
There will come more Flowerpower-sessions in the future!


Special thanks to Jesus Eloy, Sjoerd Leijten and Vincent Van Dijck!

Forbidden City, Antwerp, 2019

By Jo Caimo






During the Flowerpower experience - photo's by Bernadette Zdrazil


The day after - photo by Patries Wichers





Jacket made by Jesus Eloy for me to wear during the happening.


the making off in artist-run-media-space ToitoiDrome - photo by Jesus Eloy

















Exciting Research


How to measure excitement and find emergence-links between each other? 
Working on this project together with Jorge Guevara Larrotta (choreographer and background in design) and technical support from Pieter-Jan Beeckman (developer).



















Sociaal Gepassioneerdheids Index - De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, 2016



























Sunscreen Sunbathing Sunstream


 

For both external and internal use:
External: apply sunscreen before sunbathing.
Works SOFTENING  and HEALING.
Internal: energy paste with cacao butter, sun powder and Vitamine D.
Works ENERGIZING and STIMULATING.





 





Sunscreen Sunbathing Sunstream, installation-performance, SMAK, Gent(B) 2017








http://www.sunstream.tv

Recommended to use 3D-glasses!































Human Organ Concerto










Human Organ Concerto is an audio-visual installation that has to be ‘performed’ by the audience.
An organ is being controlled by the rhythm of breathing of maximum 10 people. They breath through a wireless device that translates their breath into 4 electric pulses, which is connected to 4 different tones of a pipe-organ.


This installation is established with the help of Sjoerd Leijten, Boris Van Heerden, Overtoon, Stormopkomst, WERKTANK, Imal and the builder of the organ from Groningen, father of Marga. There are posters screenprinted by 1STE VERDIEP


During de Biënnale van België, In De Ruimte, Ghent, 2017


























Koorvorming

Music for the unconscious collective



Photos made in Quartair Den Haag by Ed Jansen



Koorvorming is a participatory performance. The audience is invited to sing together following a prerecorded voice, which functions as a musical score. The score is played over an array of custom made earpieces. Participants are blindfolded. One ear is used to listen to the score over the earpiece, while the other is closed with a earplug, so while singing participants are unaware of what is happening around them. Immediately after the performance every participant receives a CD with the audio recording of the performance and they can listen to it at home.

Installation-performance made possible by the support of iii
#Koorvorming



http://ikob.be/en/programs/workshop-5-jo-caimo-korvoorming


















Mega Solo Ensemble


Sirenas, collage, 2015



Solo exhibition in the Pink House as artistic leader of the Megaphone-Ensemble about structures, drawings and partituur used with performances depending on the environment. The installation-exhibition is again a new structure to participate in the ensemble and a suggestion to go on the streets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/165167977159176/

poster/flyer silk-screened with Johann Kauth






+ the VHS-screening ELA, a collection of performances with sound-recordings, images and video.

op KERM-Label:
http://www.discogs.com/Megaphone-Ensemble-Ela/release/6963604