AI_am (SE, HU): AI am here
Can machines be creative? Can they inspire us to explore new artistic pathways? Could the interaction with other forms of intelligence take us beyond our creative limitations and reveal to us more about what it is to be human?
We teach machines to identify faces, understand speech and drive cars, but could they also teach us something new about ourselves? AI am here is a multimedia dance performance which explores an encounter between human and an other form of intelligence. Through their interaction machine and human go through a creative learning process where they mutually inspire each other. Imagine our exchanges with machines going beyond ‘user’ and ‘system’. What if they could connect us to our past and our future? What if we humans think of machines as equal creative partners?
The international collaboration AI_am investigates the potential of the artistic interaction between human and machine through contemporary dance. Founded in 2013 the project brings together experts from the fields of dance, cognitive science, graphics and coding. AI_am raises questions about artificial intelligence (AI), performing arts and their place in our modern society through art-science experiments, public presentations and workshops.
The show AI am here will premiere in October 2017 at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest in the frame of smART!-series at CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival and 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg.
Choreography: Valencia JAMES
Performance, co-creation: Valencia JAMES, Boglárka LAKATOS-VARGA, Nea LANDIN
Choreographic consultant: Nina KOV
General advisor, dramaturge: Petra ARDAI
Set and costume design: Linnea BÅGANDER
Light design: Tanja RUEHL
Music and sound: Scott CAZAN
Technical manager: András ÉLTETŐ
Research and creative concept: Valencia JAMES with collaborators
Technology and concept advisor: Botond BOGNÁR
AI research and development: Alexander BERMAN
Creative technology: Gáspár HAJDU, Gábor PAPP / XORXOR
Production manager: Andrea KOVÁCS / Let it Be! art agency
Supported by: Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Swedish Arts Council, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Life Long Burning, European Commission Culture Program, EMMI, NKA
Co-producer: Scene44, n + n Corsino, Marseille, 3:e Våningen
Partner: Workshop Foundation
Special thanks to: PINKPONILO and Hannu Rajaniemi
The project has been funded with support from the European Commission.