SYM is an offspring of Symbiosis - an immersive biofeedback installation that has travelled from European Burning Mans to UK Light Festivals. Using custom sensors diaphragmatic breathing is visualised in light.
KiRa (Kira Zhigalina) is an award-winning multimedia artist based in London. After graduating from Central Saint Martins and working primarily in film and video she became interested in incorporating technology to expand the creation of immersive and emotionally connecting experiences for the audiences. She has been working on Symbiosis with engineer Adrian Godwin since 2014.
In 2019, she was joined by hardware entrepreneur Ivan Isakov to bring Symbiosis to wider public, yoga studios and homes.