In residency at Campus Biotech: Budge company & Dr Mohamed Bouri
As part of the collaboration between Flux Laboratory and Campus Biotech, the dancer and choreographer Pascal Neyron met Mohamed Bouri, doctor of bio-robotics at EPFL, and his team of researchers who developed the Twiice exoskeleton. From this meeting was born the desire to create a performance addressing the theme of disability and resilience, using the technology developed by the researchers.
The paraplegic athlete Silke Pan piloting the exoskeleton Twiice and the dancer Hugo Epié will form a sort of unusual trio; a complementary and collaborative human-machine system. Together they will try to push the limits of the movements and trajectories available to the athlete at the controls of Twiice, in order to make her dance. Thanks to human interaction, the machine will literally take part in the choreography, like an exo-somatic organ.
The Exo_1 project will be developed from November 2019 to November 2020.