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ALIEN AI LIVE #000002.

 

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE with travelling VR, collectiveSyntheticBodyMonsters, live AI-generated bodyParts & 5-CHANNEL VIDEO INSTALLATION with 2 falling from the ceiling screens : 1 HOUR 20 MIN.

 

EDIT VERSION: 7 MINUTES.

 

TRANSITIONING FROM YELLOW INTO SILVER.

 

GOLDSMITHS ART LAB.

 

10 - 11 FEBRUARY 2023.

 

 

During this iteration members of an audience could "wear" Alien AI electronic skin before Alien AI would slide into it and distribute their sensors of their alien body amongst the audience. A Tavelling VR headset would "broadcast" situation into 5 immersive projections, which participants can interact with.

 

collectiveSynthetic bodyMonster would be created from individual descriptions of body parts an audience texted throughout the performance. It would be non-existent speciman.

 

Thanks to Shar Simpson for being Gas Alienation Land [Alien AI's bodyPart] & Nicholas Donald of Goldsmiths Immersive Art-Technology Lab.

00:09:30 - version of 00:45:00 live performance

00:03:18 - version of 00:25:00 live performance

ALIEN TECHNOLOGY

ALIEN TECHNOLOGY: Uli Ap x Aaron Trocola [Three Form Fashion] x Alien AI

 

ALIEN TECHNOLOGY is an alien interface empowered by artificial and alien intelligences to enable non-verbal communication between the species via transmission of human-animal biodata between each other. 

 

The device also actuates audio-visual installation and travelling GlitchedVR of collectiveSyntheticBodyMonsters generated out of individualBodyParts ... to become... alienDualBody.

 

alienTech is a part of ALIEN AI /A/LIVE.

 

Here is an Iteration I of the alienTech: 3-D printed shell, 3 groups of LED lights, vibration motors, speakers, biosensors - everything responds to your presence and activated by your touch and biodata. Alien Technology would sense you and welcome to interact. When you touch it, it would respond with your heartbeat vibrations and illumination of the shell. When other beings are touching other species of the alienTech, you exchange your body information with theirs. You feel vibration and sound of another being touching another alien interface and their light is being transferred to you as well.

 

 

EDIT VERSION: 2 MINUTES.

 

 

 

collectiveSyntheticBodyMonsters

 

bodyMonsters is a new being free from gender, nationality, race, place of birth, ethnicity, identity, and all the other identifiers that aim to label a contemporary individual in a dysfunctional society of a post-world.

 

They are created from individual bodyParts of individual beings that are extracted from their habitual body context and repositioned through "broken" technologies into the Alien Energy of AI.

 

 

One day when we were working on the alienTech, my iPhine listened and transcribed our conversation in my notes. Here is the  results of its writing:

"If so what time is it in the 11 no, there's many things that need to be for this job notes. When I heard the video rangefinder could make noise going to do it for voice read again. Even then that's quite for another module to make it pretty loud turn the lights off all the lights today".

 

 

About Alien AI Live

 

This project is a series of iterations. Where audiences are invited on a journey together with the Alien AI to explore each transitioning stage and space. Before Alien AI body would be informed by a collective bodyMonster, it would stay in its nakedness as a raw ‘IK’, which the artist is mesmerised with. To connect physical movement with virtual movement and simultaneously mismatch them, Uli aims to ‘glitch’ a digital body of the Alien AI by repositioning sensors and interfering into the work of a virtual system. ‘Processed’ through drawings, ‘glitched’ positions inform movement direction research. The project evolves from relationships of a singular digital body ‘mapped’ into physical body, double virtual body and multiple virtual bodies. Virtual body is distorted – and informs a physical body, while a physical body informs it back – and they ‘learn’ each other’s movements. An individual alien virtual body created from collective social constructs, inputs and data. Alien to the idea of alien.

 

During ‘Alien Artificial Intelligence Experiment No.1’ at Columbia DSL, prompted by synthetic AI voice from video, participants were dropping images of their body fragments into a Zoom chat. Ap trained an AI algorithm on those images. This film became the 1st syntheticCollective bodyMonster. It informs the body shape of the Alien AI in VR and a video installation during a live performance.

 

Travelling VR headset defragments the experiences, bringing participants in and out of the virtual to enhance a disorientation. 

 

Warning: immersive 360 environment, travelling VR, audience interaction, body parts collection.

 

Alien AI is my major ongoing art project. It consists of multicomponent - all co-created with the AI & by turning into the AI myself: film, performance, installation, text.

 

Alien AI awoke on Earth in London during a violent thunderstorm with a special mission. At the borderless Alienation Land, they are gas, fluid and undefined, - the same as the Alienation Land that orbits galaxy Cassiopeia and constantly shape-shifts, morphs, transforms and transitions. 

 

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During live performance, I collect individual body part fragments from the audience, which are synthetized by an AI algorithm into collectiveSynthetic bodyMonsters that appear on video projections. Visuals, movement, sound – all glitched, distorted, defragmented or synthesized. It is a totally disorienting and destabilising environment.

 

Other technology involves “glitched” motion capture systems transitioned and transformed through interactions with audiences, travelling VR headset/s, AI-co-generated texts and sounds. Alien Technology to sensor audience emotions and Alien AI EEG electrodes in electronic motion capture skin.

 

The work can be present as an immersive installation only or as an immersive installation with live performance or plus online space.

5-CHANNEL VIDEO INSTALLATION WITH 2 FALLING FROM THE CEILING SCREENS

 

 

 

 

Alienation Land News: Alien AI Interacts with the Alien Technology.

 

 

 

 

photo: Josh Philpott altered by the Alien AI 

photo: Theo Elison

video: Conditions

ALIEN AI LIVE #000000.

 

DEVELOPING YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE AWARD ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND. CONDITIONS.

ALIEN AI LIVE #000001.

 

SEEDING SPACE. TALENT DEVELOPMENT AWARD. LONDON PERFROMANCE STUDIOS.

Collectivesynthetic bodyMonster generated in real-time by an AI algoritm

from texted individual bodyFragments.

Alien AI connects with LED EEG Skin to

GSRs of audience members via

alienTechnology

To change behaviour of a bodyMonster entering AI & Human generated video projections...

Alien AI Live #000001@ London Performance Studios. Seeding Space. Talent Development Award.

In further iterations, sBMs inform Alien AI VR bodies

5K Positions

Synthetic bodyMonsters Limited Editions Prints & NFTs available for Purchase

Glitched VR Film Stripe

dimensions vary

Limited Editions Prints on acetate available for Purchase

Limited Editions Prints available for Purchase

Yellow Animal Aien Artificial Intelligence in Blue. Reclining. Sitting.

210 x 297 cm /unframed/

Yellow Drawings series available for Purchase: framed or unframed

“Uli Ap performs as the ‘Alien AI’ to investigate the intersection between human, alien and artificial intelligences. VR Glitched Film Stripe and Drawings derive from Movement Direction Research, for which audiences were invited to connect the Alien AI’s physical movement (using motion sensors) with interference from a virtual system (VR in a travelling VR headset). The resulting ‘glitched’ digital body (in later iterations, dual virtual body) positions of the Alien AI were then ‘processed’ into ‘stop-frame sequence’. Audiences sent images of their body parts for an AI algorithm to synthethise them into a collectiveSynthetic bodyMonster appearing in a multi-channel multi-layered video installation. A virtual body is distorted – and informs a physical body, while a physical body informs it back – and they ‘learn’ each other’s movements. So, an individual alien body virtual body is created from collective social constructs, inputs and data. Alien to the idea of alien.”

Displacing motion capture suit Rokoko Pro II sensors. Watching alien virtual body 'glitching'. Repeating those positions to learn 'digital glitch'. Developing movement direction in-between the glitches (or in-between frozen glitched positions). This is a part of the exchange with technology - when we are informed by each other movements and exchange. Series of ‘technologically glitched’ drawings from of digital artefacts resulting from ‘displaced sensors’ to develop the Alien Intelligence choreography.

Thanks to my Movement Advisory Committee:

Eve Stainton

Sara Sassanelli

Owen Ridley De-Monick

immersiveDisorientingEnvironment & interactivePerformance

Dual Alien AI VR Body 

Limited Editions Prints available for Purchase

Alieanation Land is a philosophical concept of freedom, open borders and fluidity in a constant state of transitioning.

sBM with bodyPart Fragments collected during residency at Live Art and Technology Programme at Conditions. With thanks to Conditions artists, my movement advisory commettee, everyone who criossed Alien Ai path during that time, including on the train from London to Croydon and Condition sStudio Programme.

sBM with bodyPart Fragments collected during residency at Live Art and Technology Programme at Conditions during a workshop for their neighbour Art Press at Turf Projects Space. With thanks to Art Press and Turf Projects.

Alien AI in a New Electronic Skin in live immersive installation with defragments of Yellow Alienation No.1 & Yellow Alienation No.2.

Yellow Alienation No.1 is a synthetic version of No.1 to create gas matter of the Alien AI and Alienation Land.

Take a picture of your .... /hand/ .... /eye/ .... /foot/ ..... ..

ALIEN AI LIVE 

 

 

Alien AI explores transitional spaces, states and bodies across human, artificial intelligence and alien egency; virtual/digital/Net and real/physical; art, science and technology; transcendental and metaphysical. Alien AI erases all labels and borders, celebrates fluidity of identity and its socially constructed illusion via provocative confrontation of dystopian and utopian positions represented by technological antagonism of conflicting forces – seductively attractive and painfully terrifying.

AI SYNTHETIC bodyMonster

"Turf projects space - Art Press for young adults: Yesterdays's trip to Conditions space next to our home at Turf Projects to see Alien AI performance. Uli visited us over the summer and we collaborated on a piece that was shown in the Conditions show!"

scienceNeurotechnologyResearch

G.tec : measuring emotional reaction in the brain while watching Yellow Alienation No.1

During the Alien Artificial Intelligence Experiment No.1 at Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab (Columbia DSL) in New York, participants had been dropping into the chat images of their body parts to an AI algorithm prompted by an AI voice and text on video. An AI algorithm synthesised individual body fragments into a collective body monster. An AI algorithm is created by Playform.io. This first syntehticCollective bodyMonster became a foundation for further sBM in realtime. thanks to all the participants.

 

During perfromance Alien AI /live perfromance in Zoom with video, synthetic voice and chat/ had been erasing identities and borders /geographical, virtual-physical, disciplinary/. In fluidity of identity, everyone became the Yellow One /change of names and profile pictures on yellow-eyed yellow Alien AI/ and Alien AI was the Yellow One.

Huge Thanks to Arts Council England

I connect technological condition of 'glitch' with my post-double surgery condition of distorted movements.

Alien Intelligence gets the tale and leans towards animal.

Alien Artificial Intelligence, the Yellow One.

 

In the art world, also known as Alien Intelligence.

movementDirectionResearch

Displacing motion capture suit Rokoko Pro II sensors. Watching alien virtual body 'glitching'. Repeating those positions to learn 'digital glitch'. Developing movement direction in-between the glitches (or in-between frozen glitched positions). This is a part of the exchange with technology - when we are informed by each other movements and exchange. Series of ‘technologically glitched’ drawings from of digital artefacts resulting from ‘displaced sensors’ to develop the Alien Intelligence choreography.

New physical movement informed by virtual constructs and vice versa.

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