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∞OS and Local Prophets at Palais de Tokyo

As part of La Manutension residence at Palais de Tokyo curated by Vittoria Matarrese, a collective ∞OS practice session was presented by Koo Des and Dmitry Paranyushkin to the participants (on the 8th of November 2018). Our intention was to share the basic principles and approach behind ∞OS bodymind operating system. Using the physical metaphors we shared the concepts of confluence, assimilation and adaptation, inviting the participants to explore how those notions can affect their everyday interactions. We then hosted the Local Prophets event inviting the participants of the workshop to gradually shift into the party mode with an opportunity to apply the new behavioral patterns that we practiced at ∞OS workshop moments earlier. ...

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“Switch” at Palais de Tokyo

During La Manutention NSDOS residence at Palais de Tokyo curated by Vittoria Matarrese we presented the "Switch" performance (Koo Des + Dmitry Paranyushkin). In this performance we explore how movement, visual perception, sound, language and code can align together to produce a meaning, how connectedness is the primary organizing principle in the process of making sense.   ...

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∞OS at Martin Gropis Bau

During June - July 2018 ∞OS had a residency at Martin Gropius Bau in the context of “Welt ohne Außen” exhibition, where we explored reciprocal relations between intellectual / ethical frameworks and collective embodied practices. Every time a session facilitator will introduce their practice and various ways how it weaves into ∞OS, experimenting with a hybrid approach, merging the two practices together, observing the effects on the body, on the participants, and on the environment. Facilitators: Daniela Schmidtke Christine Bolte Bjorn Eichhorn Leandro Uria Diego Agulló Maru Mushtrieva Pedro Jardim Sacha Molnar Dmitry Paranyushkin Special thanks to Isabel Lewis and Annika Kuhlman for the invitation. Photo report: ∞OS group on Facebook Produced by Martin Gropius Bau and Special Agency ...

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∞OS x NikeLab x Matthew Williams

In June 2018 we conducted a series of sessions on cross-contextual confluence in collaboration with Nike x Matthew Williams, sound artist NSDOS, creative studio Theoriz and Maqs Productions. The objective of these sessions was to activate cross-contextual confluence among the participants on the physical, cognitive and social levels. Our intended outcome was to get the participants to experience fluidity both in the physical and in the cognitive realms, opening them up towards a more creative, adaptive, and ecological relation to their environment, spanning across different contexts and perspectives. Read more info on 8os.io website! ...

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PRAGMA Festival for Cross-Contextual Confluence

On the 29th and 30th of June we're organizing a festival for cross-contextual confluence in Berlin called PRAGMA. The main idea is to create a space for different practices, approaches, realms, aesthetics, ideas, and ways of doing things to travel from one domain to another. To explore what it's like to apply a movement technique in a conversation or to apply an approach we have in music to the way we interact socially. PRAGMA is one big experiment but with a very specific methodology behind. We focus on the process rather than the result. For this first edition we are hosting the first day of workshops — in ∞OS movement practice of confluence and Circadian conversational practice. We will then have a session where these practices can meet the music and space, as well as the organizational practicalities of the event. The next day Reggie Watts will perform his live performance initiation session followed...

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∞OS Hidden Agency at Martin Gropius Bau

Hidden Agency is a speculative hybrid entity set up by ∞OS team in the context of “Welt ohne Außen” exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau, where we will explore reciprocal relations between intellectual / ethical frameworks and collective embodied practices. Every time a session facilitator will introduce their practice and various ways how it weaves into ∞OS, experimenting with a hybrid approach, merging the two practices together, observing the effects on the body, on the participants, and on the environment. Facilitators & Dates: Daniela Schmidtke (TBA) Christine Bolte (13 June) Bjorn Eichhorn (16 June) Leandro Uria (TBA) Diego Agulló (TBA) Maru Mushtrieva (TBA) Pedro Jardim (TBA) Dmitry Paranyushkin (8 & 10 June 2018) Detailed schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/239040366845295/ Tickets: https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de...

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Local Prophets #8 in Paris

On the 23rd of March 2018 we hosted the Local Prophets #8 edition in Paris at Gare de Mines. This event was also the release party of NSDOS new album, Intuition Vol.2. In the best traditions of the event we invited some friends for a series of jamming sessions before the gig, so we create some improvisational vibes together. Then, on the day of the event, we tried to channel this dynamics on stage. The idea is to not just make music, but to also play music, and to do it together. RSVP for the next editions of Local Prophets on www.localprophets.org And here's a video excerpt from the live:    ...

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30 December 2017: 3AM Event by CIRCADIAN

3AM event, co-produced by the Special Agency, have been organized on the 30th of December 2017 by Dmitry Paranyushkin and Diego Agullo of CIRCADIAN publishing house. The central question for this last iteration of 3AM was: how an event can bring books into life? How can books invite the reader to do a specific practice, concrete actions, exercises, daily rituals, etc. In Summer 2017 we made an open call to invite everyone who's been to our events to create a book on practice. Several entries have been selected and on the 30th of December: Nik Kosmas, Lilach Livne, Paul Wiersbinski, Richard Aslan, Agata Siniarska, Zmeu Pleroma, Anne Linke, Koo Des / NSDOS, and Noam Assayag They presented their practices to the 3AM audience, along with the books published by CIRCADIAN Press. These practices were presented during 3AM as performances, workshops, immersive installations, walkabout tours and in many more shapes and forms – total 10 of them throughout the...

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PRAGMA API

Special Agency has been organizing events for soma~cognitive reconfiguration since 2009. We now decided to bring our activities under the one umbrella: PRAGMA API – an initiative for exchange between various artistic and non-artistic practices. The objective is to provide a platform for cross-disciplinary inspiration. Every participant will be invited to learn how somebody else's practice can inspire and challenge their own approach, so that, for example, a musician can learn something from a cook, while a lawyer can learn something from a painter. If you're interested to apply to become a part of PRAGMA network, please, fill out the form on pragma.space. ...

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