F_AI_L  production 2024     dossier

Dance and AI project

F_AI_L is a performative installation where the movements of a spectator are captured and interpreted by an AI.
The more confident the AI is in recognizing the current movement, the simpler and more stereotypical the representation of the body becomes. A body to be exhibited.
Conversely, the more the movements deviate from the usual, the more the AI makes mistakes and proposes numerous interpretations, as it is unable to discern the smallest variations.
The representation of the body becomes more complex and closer to human.
A body to be explored.
The dance in this project is inspired by a thorough research on everyday gestures and attitudes.
A performance initiates each presentation.
The spectators are invited in turn to participate and live an experience of “somaesthesia”, increasing their perception of bodily sensations, such as limb position and proprioception.
As they step outside of normative movement frameworks, they are encouraged to explore new forms of movements. Will it be a body to exhibit or a body to explore?
It is the relationship with the present AI that will determine it…
The “F_AI_L” project highlights the fallibility of the AI used in this project, via a “lived” movement and not simply a “reproduced” one.

Jean-Marc Matos, choreographer
Clément Barbisan, artist programmer
Evane Duguet, dancer, performer
Basile Robert: scenographer, sound artist