Training virtual dancers. With Hamill Industries, Kiani del Valle, Stefano Rosso, Martí de Castro and Javier Ruiz
A spectacular co-creation between visual artists Hamill Industries, award winning choreographer Kiani del Valle and a team of AI specialists from the UPC, ‘Engendered Otherness - A symbiotic AI dance ensemble’, brings generative audio, computer vision and dance together in an audiovisual show that pushes the limits of the human body into new territory thanks to the possibilities of AI.
The work represents another high-point for Hamill Industries, the prestigious Barcelona based visual design studio run by Pablo Barquín and Anna Diaz. Taking inspiration from biology and the theories of species evolution, Hamill will create a dance ensemble composed of artificial beings that mutate, evolve and react to Kiani’s choreography.
These creatures learn from the dancer’s movements thanks to computer vision techniques, motion capture and artificial intelligence algorithms.
Hamill’s works have been featured and lauded by artists such as Floating Points and festivals such as Ars Electronica. For this work they unite for the first time with the Puerto Rican born choreographer Kiani del Valle, founder of KDV Dance Ensemble who has worked with Matthew Dear, Dirty Projectors, Kasper Bjørke, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Clark, and with the team of AI specialists from the UPC Javier Ruiz: Stefano Rosso and Martí de Castro.