Shadow

Experimental theatre

Generative graphics and system development   ·   Direction: Mikael Fock   ·   Shows: In Kepler's Gardens at Ars Electronica 09-13 Sep 2020, Click AI Days at The Culture Yard 06-11 Sep 2021, Dunkers 07-11 Jun 2022   ·   Partners: Mikael Fock (script) , Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm (ai) , Yann Coppier (sound design) , Thorbjørn Bach Larsen (lighting) , Emilie Rasmussen (actor) , Anne Laybourn (actor) , Mathias Raabye Ravn (additional script) , Nicolai von Rosen (stage tech) , Nilas Bjørn Larsen (stage tech) , Sofi Orem Skoglund (direction assistent)   ·   Producer: The Culture Yard

Girl meets AI.

In the play Shadow, director Mikael Fock associates the relationship between man and machine with the clever scholar and his shadow in the H.C. Anderson fairytale by the same title. The scholar exploits his shadow to approach his muse but ends up being the one exploited.

Some of the acts involve state-of-the-art dialog generating AI (GPT3/J, 2021), that engages in live improvised conversation with the audience and with the actor. The play is performed in the 4D Box, a theatre stage capable of creating mixed-reality illusions of virtual 3D objects interacting with live performers. The AI character is represented as a shape-shifting neural network, that gradually takes control of the scenography.

Shadow Harvest

Shadow Facescan

Shadow Game