The contemporary algorithmic tools available to decipher data and predict the future states of various systems are very often developed in the interest of establishing influence over our behavior. Through addictive interfaces, and by reinforcing our less imaginative predispositions, our attention is thus sold to advertisers or lobbies. The project we propose here aspires to be a counterpoint to this logic: using artificial intelligence to create space, and gaps, to dance hallucinations, to construct chimeras, to write emancipating invitations, as many possibilities of "new worlds" to ward off the dystopia that threatens us.
We have chosen to anchor this project to the Château d'Angers, and in particular to the Apocalypse tapestry that it houses. We are building a distributed, combinatorial and generative work, which can be deployed physically and locally in the form of installation and performance, but which is permanently active online.
We conceive of this work as a field of exploration and perceptive play using artificial intelligence algorithms contrary to their industrial use: to the control and the prediction of our desires, we aim to substitute an invitation to experience the infinite strangeness of our bodies and our languages, and the joy that this strangeness can initiate. This digital work also has a theoretical counterpart in the form of "related works" accessible on the same platform and offering an invitation to another network of experiences and knowledge.
Concept · Pierre Godard, Mélanie Rattier, Liz Santoro
Performance · Liz Santoro, Pierre Godard
Research and texts · Olivier Zeitoun
Mondes nouveaux accompaniment · Théo Diers and Isis Jourda
Computer support and development · Gabriel Stik
Intern · Blanche Giraudon
Additional research · Iris Cartron
Credit for the images of the tapestry · Google Art Project
Production · Le principe d'incertitude
Support · CN D Centre national de la danse CN D Centre national de la danse, la Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Collectif pour la Culture en Essonne, CNSMDP, Cndc
The project is financed by the program of support for artistic creation "Mondes nouveaux" implemented by the ministère de la Culture within the framework of France Relance, in collaboration with the Centre des monuments nationaux.