This project explores the communicative qualities of movement produced by robotic technologies and speculates upon future uses for synthetic temperaments within autonomous agents. The project draws its influences from non-verbal communication theory, unconscious acts of anthropomorphism, and public acceptance of autonomous technology, within the context of improvisational performance. Emotional expression through movement is reduced to its most abstract and basic elements. The concepts of attraction and repulsion are transformed into a complex sequence of movements through the application of sophisticated, playful, intimidating, curious and often unpredictable synthetic temperaments.
The videos below are documentation taken from bodystorming sessions during my residency, to explore how we might interpret abstract motion as emotional expression.
Artist Residency: Laboratory, Spokane. USA.
Original Booklet: Download pdf (3mb)
Shamar Mari (Performance Artist)
Minso Kim (Fellow Resident)