Kawasaki Plant – Bean

Sat Mar 09 - 12:00pm

Kawasaki Plant – Bean

Live art, machine learning and artificial intelligence combine for a unique durational performance.

This is a free event and does not require a ticket.

Kawasaki Plant explores the use of AI technologies in performance.  The work has emerged from an initial collaboration between Bean and sound engineer, modular synthesist & audio coder Cherif Hashizume, in which the artists worked to design & build a computer program that enabled Bean to live-edit pop songs with their body movements (a body).

For Kawasaki Plant, the artist will design & build new audio-visual programs based on machine learning principal primarily developed for advanced artificial intelligence that are responsive to their body, creating a soundscape & 360 projection environment. This work is focused on how the live body interacts with technology and how the artist can use technology to become bigger than their physical body. Using bodily variables of heat, sweat, speed & heartbeat to create & control audio-visuals; multiple sensory equipment will be employed to track and analyse the surroundings so the program can react to not only to the performer but the environment itself such as temperature, humidity, brightness etc.

The artist is interested in power structures and the relationships between machine & creator in relation to historic & contemporary systems of patriarchy & capitalism. Kawasaki Plant was the site of the first robot to kill a human.

This is a free durational performance at Arnolfini. You are welcome to drop in at any time and stay as long as you like. Exact timings TBC.

Suitable for all ages, parental guidance advised.

Presented by Submerge at Arnolfini.



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