Pitting human performer against machine improvisor, «Bad Decisions» challenges our evaluation of a machine’s emotional intelligence and its quest to appeal to the human form of play. Three different scenes within the piece attempt to describe what we consider to be the «machine» and its improvisations. We refer to it in a sort of personified way, but its formlessness eludes our attempts to describe it. As the performer navigates the virtuality of the piece, she tries to make the machine «behave»…But should this be the goal? «Bad Decisions» teases the notion that machine foul play and the unexpected disruptions brought on by technology can be used as inspiration for a broader palette of human expression.
September 27th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Immersive Arts Space, 1.J30 (level 1)
Melody Chua, Chaosflöte
A•I•Y•A, machine improvisor