This month ResidenceSEA hosts Anastasiya Kopteva, a Houston-based dancer, choreographer, and researcher and Shane Meadows, industrial designer and visual artist.
At ResidenceSEA, Anastasiya and Shane will explore choreography and brain response by creating an installation piece using movement, video, and electroencephalography (EEG).
Anastasiya Kopteva studied dance at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Houston, and Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. She has recently performed in Hannibal Buress’ national tour at the House of Blues, Katja Loher’s exhibition at the Anya Tish Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Suchu dance company, and at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. She choreographed and performed in a full-length musical with Opera Leggera. Kopteva has worked as a Neuroaesthetics Researcher at the Non-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems Laboratory at the University of Houston and at Methodist Research Institute studying how art creation and perception are manifested within the brain. She investigates the interaction between art and the audience through the use of non-invasive mobile brain-body imaging (MoBI) technologies.
Shane Meadows is an industrial designer with a degree from the University of Houston. Born in Alaska and son of a fighter pilot, he transplanted to Houston after growing up in San Antonio. He has studied in four countries and designs with a global perspective. Shane enjoys technology and the bleeding edge of innovation while still having a firm grasp on craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibilities. When not designing he can be found repairing machines of all varieties and exploring the world.