Co(AI)xistence | Justine Emard

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A primitive intelligence interacting with a human. Existence presumes being in reality and/or being alive. Through experience, the human and the robot try to define new perspectives of coexistence in the world. 

This artwork is led as an experience, creating an artistic interface between data and human motion. The actor interacts, face to face, with a robot that is animated by a form of primitive intelligence based on a neuronal system, an artificial life system programmed by Ikegami Lab (Tokyo University). The AI embodies a different way of understanding things, non-anthropomorphic, essentially by making decisions.

This work focuses on the unstructured communication between the two entities. They interact through signals, body and spoken language with their different intelligences. Using a deep learning system, the robot can learn from his experience with Mirai Moriyama, a Japanese actor/dancer. The humanoid incarnation of the AI had been created by Ishiguro Lab (Osaka University). Its minimal appearance enables emotional projection and opens a space for imagination.

Justine Emard is a visual artist from Paris. Her artworks explore the new relationships that are being established between our existences and technologies. By combining different image media – from photography to video and virtual reality – she situates her work at the intersection between neurosciences, objects, organic life and artificial intelligence.
Njen rad je u velikoj meri izlagan širom cele planete, uključujući NRW Forumu Dizeldorfu, Nacionalni muzej u Singapuru, Bijenale savremene umetnosti i Muzej moderne umetnosti u Moskvi, Institute Itaú Culturalu Sao Paulu, Cinémathèque Québécoiseu Montrealu, muzeje Mori Art and MOTu Tokiju, Irski muzej moderne umetnosti u Dablinu, Barbikan u Londonu i Svetski muzej u Liverpulu.