Into the Belly of the Beast


Coding (Javascript & Machine Learning)
Performance
Experimental
Motion

An experiment on machine learning code, resulting in a networked performance.


MY STUDY

I wanted to experiment with machine learning POSENET code, and discover how I might combine that with other “output” opensource codes through javascript. The result was a simple exploration of body and machine interacting, with a second un-faced author driving the camera capturing the movement, and a third un-faced author driving entirety of the on-screen projected performance. 

A commentary on on every step we take towards integrating technology and our bodies is a step into the belly of the beast. The beast is seductive, alluring, and irresistible, and we knowingly and willingly sell our souls to it. 







The Performance






The Process




 











the side hustle of 2015 – 2021

For 6 years, I dedicated my career to dance performance and creating movement for the stage, while exploring what design meant to me as an artist.
why it mattered

That gave me the time and space to breathe new life into my interdisciplinary arts-based research around the fluid categorization of identities in tangent with the self.