Event

A Walk in LePARC with Frederik de Bleser: Performance and AI

Image Credit: Cyber Sensuality. Created during LAbO Summer School 2021 by Nikola Scheibe, Alexandra Fraser, Madina Mahomedova, Mazarine Haarscheer and David Bello Arcos.

Members across clusters are welcome to join this discussion and workshop with Frederik de Bleser.

During the LAbO 2021 summer school in Antwerp, participants created a virtual dancer driven by artificial intelligence. After training the algorithm on different gendered bodies and private intuitive acts, it eventually responded with its own forms of virtual sensuality through gesture, movement and sound. Out of this training emerged a gender-fluid avatar.

During this workshop, we want to show a video of the performance and talk about the implications of capturing virtual bodies into an algorithm. As part of this discussion, we’ll create our own AI dancer that is a combination of real dancers, being able to be controlled by our own movements.

SCHEDULE

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM | Discussion around performance + AI, LAbO Summer School
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM | Recording session with dancers
We ask participants to please bring a white shirt or tank top and clothes they are comfortable moving in for the recording. However, you can attend as an observer should you choose not to perform!

LOCATION

Video Production Studio (EV 10.760)
Participants must wear masks and maintain physical distancing.

For the Thursday and Friday workshops on Generative Artificial Intelligence and Figment with Frederik de Bleser, register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-machine-learning-using-figment-tickets-254585962467

ChampdAction.LAbO is an annual and international 10-day laboratory for artistic creators of all disciplines, ethnicity and gender with an openness and curiosity for transdisciplinary work. Every summer since 2019 (with one exception), LePARC has attended with a small cohort and cluster co-director Angélique Willkie to participate in the creation lab at the deSingel School in Antwerp. We’re excited to once again bring a Milieux presence to the summer 2022 LAbO and encourage students across clusters to come learn more at Frederik de Bleser‘s discussion Wednesday February 23.