Photos: ‘discrete figures 2019’

  •  May 20, 2019
  •  Gray Area Photos

The expansive, dance technology performance 'discrete figures 2019' by artist Daito Manabe’s Rhizomatiks Research and choreographer MIKIKO's ELEVENPLAY, in collaboration with artist Kyle McDonald returns to Gray Area. ‘discrete figures’ unites the performing arts and mathematics in a dramatic exploration of the relationship between the human body and computer generated movement (simulated bodies) born from mathematical analysis. As an additional layer of complexity, the performance piece utilizes drones, A.I., and machine learning in the quest for a new palette of movement to foster undiscovered modes of expressive dance that transcend the limits of conventional human subjectivity and emotional expression. See highlights from the performance below.