Miami, FL,
02
December
2021
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17:10 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

One-Night-Only Experiential Performance by Alicia Keys Interweaving Music, Meditation, Movement, Art, and Technology at Superblue Miami

Organized by Superblue, Therme Art, and Neurotechnology Pioneer MindMaze, Secret Soirée Marked Launch of New Series of Experiential MYND Programs, Designed to Reveal How the Arts Can Foster Wellbeing for Body and Mind

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Miami, FL – December 2, 2021 – Last night, in a special one-night-only event organized by SuperblueTherme Art, and neurotechnology pioneer MindMazeAlicia Keys led 600+ invited guests through an immersive, guided meditation and musical performance at Superblue Miami. Known for her timeless songs, spiritual musicality, and activism, the 15-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer has always focused on uplifting her audiences and has increasingly focused on mental health and meditation in her personal life and work.  

Presented during Miami Art Week, Secret Soirée introduced MYND Experiences, a new series of experiential, neuroscience-based programs developed as part of Therme’s joint venture with MindMaze, exploring how neurotechnology can be used in art, architecture, design, and music to create dynamic environments that advance mental and physical wellbeing. The next program in the series will be a multisensory musical experience based on this performance and incorporating MYND technology, launching at Superblue Miami in 2022. 

Secret Soirée opened at 7pm, with guests invited to explore Meadow by DRIFT, an interactive, upside-down landscape of suspended mechanical flowers that perpetually bloom in symbiotic response to the movement of the people below. Keys led a guided audio-visual meditation session in correspondence with the installation, using rhythm and sound to align body and mind within the environment and leading participants into a deeper state of consciousness.  

At the end of the session, guests moved into a second installation at Superblue by art collective teamLab, where a set of responsive artworks—Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – Transcending Boundaries, A Whole Year per Hour, interweaved with Universe of Water Particles, Transcending Boundaries—enlivens perception while exploring concepts of time and the relationship between individuals and their surroundings. Within this space, Keys performed live, enveloping guests in a multisensorial experience. The 75-minute set, including new music from her forthcoming album KEYS (out December 10), created a dynamic interplay between the artist and the artwork by teamLab, with Keys’ every movement affected and overlaid by the artwork’s projections. 

The evening also included remarks from the event’s organizers, including Mikolaj Sekutowicz, CEO and Curator of Therme Art, Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, CEO and Co-Founder of Superblue, and Tej Tadi, Founder and CEO of MindMaze.  

“Throughout my life, I have always been about pushing past the boundaries and making music that exposes the deep connection we have with each other! The arts always make you see the world with fresh eyes,” said singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. “This one-night-only show was a beautiful display of how the arts and wellness can come together to foster deeper consciousness and explosive fun all at the same time. I am excited to collaborate with Therme Art, MindMaze, and Superblue and participate in the launch of such a groundbreaking initiative as MYND Experiences.”  

“Combining meditation, sound, visuals, and neurotechnology, Alicia’s performance last night created a 720-degree sense-infusing and sense-encompassing experience for participants. The gathering launched a new program of MYND Experiences, which are conceived to spark awareness and discourse about how we can create healing spaces through the visual arts, architecture, and cultural engagement,” said CEO and Co-Founder of Therme Art Mikolaj Sekutowicz. “Therme Group is dedicated to placing a focus on personal wellbeing, and we are delighted to partner with the artist, creator, and mental health protagonist Alicia Keys, the neuroscience leader MindMaze, and experiential art pioneer Superblue to produce holistic experiences.”  

Tej Tadi, Founder and CEO of MindMaze, noted: “The interactive, adaptive environment created by Alicia’s immersive meditation session and musical performance embodies the multimodal platforms MindMaze is dedicated to developing for the improvement of our collective mental health. Our launch of the ‘MYND’ experiences with Therme Art at Superblue Miami reflects our shared ambition in creating cultural experiences, spaces, and resources that advance a holistic approach to enhancing mental wellbeing globally.” 

Superblue Cofounder and CEO Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst added: “Secret Soirée’s activation of DRIFT and teamLab’s installations at Superblue created a dynamic audio-visual environment rooted in these artists’ messages about creating harmonious and healthy relationships between each other and the world around us. Superblue’s mission is to amplify the role that artists play in our wellbeing as individuals and as a society, and we are excited to continue our collaborations with Therme Art and MindMaze.  

Alicia Keys 

Alicia Keys is a 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, accomplished actress, New York Times best-selling author, film/television and Broadway producer, entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, SONGS IN A MINOR, Keys has sold over 65 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. Alicia has become the #1 RIAA certified Female R&B artist of the millennium with 27.5 million worldwide certified digital sales (US) and 20 million Album Sales (US). Her seventh studio album ALICIA was released to rave reviews in September 2020 and earned Keys her 8th #1 album on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. The first single, "Show Me Love," earned Keys a record-extending 11th #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Airplay chart and was certified gold. Her follow-up platinum hit single, "Underdog," went #1 on the overall iTunes chart and became the most added song at Top 40 radio in the US upon its release. Keys released her new book More Myself: A Journey in March 2020 via Flatiron Books, which debuted and spent multiple weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. Alicia recently launched her lifestyle beauty brand, Keys Soulcare, which aims to go beyond skincare to truly care for the whole self: body, mind, and spirit. 

Therme Group, Therme Art, and Therme Mind 

Therme Group is a leading global wellbeing provider designing, constructing, and operating the world’s largest wellbeing facilities that combine innovative sustainable technologies with human-oriented design. Drawing upon the tradition of ancient thermal baths, which were designed to be healing, social, and egalitarian settings, Therme Group builds environments that nurture the mind and body for visitors of all ages and demographics, creating healthy and resilient communities. www.thermegroup.com 

Therme Art works with internationally renowned artists and architects, as well as emerging talents, to commission and develop site-specific artistic projects that challenge the limitations of conventional exhibition spaces and redefine contemporary art viewing. www.therme.art 

Therme Mind is a joint venture between Therme Group and neuroscience pioneer MindMaze that integrates groundbreaking neuroscience technology into a holistic approach to wellbeing, to methodically redefine the role of preventive health in our culture and society. Under its initiative MYND, Therme Mind adapts MindMaze’s medical grade neurotechnology for application in architecture, design, and arts projects, to create digital, multi-sensorial solutions that promote mental and physical wellbeing.  

MindMaze

MindMaze is a global leader in brain technology with a mission to accelerate humanity's ability to recover, learn, and adapt. With over a decade of work at the intersection of neuroscience, medicine, and engineering powered by artificial intelligence, the company strives to create the universal platform of brain health and performance. www.mindmaze.com 

Superblue

Superblue is a ground-breaking enterprise dedicated to supporting artists in realizing their most ambitious visions and engaging audiences with experiential art. Its network of artists encompasses the leading practitioners of experiential art, whose practices catalyze engagement with the most pressing issues of our time and generate new perspectives on our world.  

Through its experiential art centers, which are specifically designed for presenting large-scale, immersive art installations, Superblue provides artists with expanded opportunities to transport audiences to the new worlds they create. Superblue additionally acts as an advocate and agent for experiential artists by fostering opportunities for them to expand the reach of their work through collaborations with museums, collectors, visual and performing arts festivals, architects, municipalities, and place-makers. Superblue provides these partners with unparalleled expertise and support for the production, installation, and presentation of large-scale experiential works, through collaborative presentations, public and private commissions, and acquisitions.  

In the coming years, Superblue will open new experiential centers across the U.S. and internationally and is developing augmented and virtual reality platforms for artists who are exploring our rapidly evolving relationship with the digital realm.  

For more information about Superblue, visit superblue.com or follow @superblue.art on Instagram and @superblueart on Twitter.  

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