META: NOTES FROM A DANCER FROM INSIDE A DUET WITH AN AI AGENT

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  • Generation and Human Factors

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  • META: NOTES FROM A DANCER FROM INSIDE A DUET WITH AN AI AGENT

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  • (Long paper)

    Keywords: Dance, External Frameworks, Ex-quiry, Artificial Intelligence, Performance Agents.

    The collaborative process is central to dance practice, as is the desire to engage both somatically and conceptually with frameworks beyond the body/self. This paper proposes a framework of ‘ex-quiry’ to describe this process in contemporary dance practice. We draw both on the long history of external frameworks in dance practice, and upon new experimental opportunities for ‘ex-quiry’ provided by digital technologies such as an artificially intelligent performance agent. The concept ‘ex-quiry’, has been articulated within a series of solo practices by Australian dance artist, Steph Hutchison.

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