In "Patterns in between intelligences" an interdisciplinary group of artists, consisting of the live coders Alex McLean and Lizzie Wilson, the e-Textile designer Mika Satomi, the performers Deva Schubert and more, come together to create performative rituals. Improvisational practice is developed between live coding sounds and coding through dance, mediated and shaped by e-Textile costumes. Using machine learning and e-Textile sensors a human and non-human system of distributed intelligence based on the rhythmical live interaction of all agents is established, experienced live in an ecstatic soundscape. This project challenges the ideas of commercial-centric AI, which looks at emulating human neural pathways as the method of creating new intelligences. Instead, we look to a collective view of intelligence. Through the ritualist frame the spiritual and social dimension of AI is questioned and machine learning reconnected with ancient patterning techniques. In the search for a new artificial spirit, the final performance seeks to exceed our understanding of intelligence in a collective cathartic rhythm from which a new mystic code emerges. Can AI be used to transcend itself?
More Information to follow. This is a premiere performance held at Sheffield Cathedral on Friday 14th October 2022. Ticket required = Weekend + Opening Concert.