A 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. Mixing programing, robotics and video techniques to explore concepts of nature, the cosmos and the laws of physics, their work has 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.
A team of AI specialists from the UPC University has worked on the scientific part. The team is formed y Stefano Rosso, energy and sustainability graduate, data scientist and collaborator of the artist Sofia Crespo; Martí de Castro, industrial engineer specialised in computer vision and PhD candidate in artificial intelligence, and Javier Ruiz Hidalgo, researcher and PhD in image processing.