Published April 18, 2023 | Version v1
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MosAIck: Staging Contemporary AI Performance - Connecting Live Coding, E-Textiles and Movement

  • 1. Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2. Independent
  • 4. Then Try This


This paper introduces our collective work “Patterns in Between Intelligences”, a performance piece that builds an artistic
practice between live coding sounds and coding through dance, mediated and shaped through e-textile sensors. This
creates a networked system of which both live coded processes and human bodies are part. The paper describes in detail
the implementations of technology used in the prototype performance performed at No Bounds Festival in Sheffield
UK, October 2022, as well as discussions and concerns the team had related to the use of AI technology on stage. The
paper concludes with a narrative reflection on the Sheffield performance, and reflections on it.


This work was supported by the Volkswagen Foundation LINK masters Grant and the Fonds Darstellende Künste Foundation Grant. Additionally, Wilson's contributions were supported by EPSRC and AHRC under the EP/L01632X/1 (Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology) grant and McLean's contributions were supported by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship [grant number MR/V025260/1].



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