Instrumental sees the agent performer and dancer co-creating an improvised dance duet. The agent creates dance sequences based on the current movements of the dancer. The dancer can respond to the agents movements or begin a new movement motif which the agent will gain use as the seed for its own movement creation. The emergent dance behaviour of the agent is due entirely to the learning process of its artificial neural network, as it rehearses with dancer Steph Hutchison, there is no explicit programming governing the agent’s behaviour. Instrumental is part of the performance Emergence.
Performed at Motion.lab, Melbourne Australia.