Isea 2022 - Possibles



June 15th

Full papers / Artificial Life within a frame of metacreation on stage

Authors: Isadora Teles de Castro e Costa, Chu-Yin Chen, Sorina-Silvia Cı̂rcu


The artistic research related in this paper focuses on the development of interactive adaptive visuals for live performances. Within the context of an interdisciplinary and international project, we explore modes of artistic transcription of concepts such as behavioral co-evolution, co-creation and choreographic improvisation between humans and artificial entities.


Theme: Metacreation, performance, interactive digital art, artificial life, scenography

Venue: CCCB

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  • Abstract: In order to investigate the possibilities of co-creation between performer and interactive virtual system, we have developed a scenic installation composed of two parts: the virtual environment and the interaction interface. We offer an analysis of our creative experience from the point of view of the artist researchers in the field of real-time generative synthetic image. Our results show that the creation depends on how the performer perceives the virtual system as well as how he perceives its influence on this system. The creative potential of the system depends on the mechanisms generated and implemented by the artist in a metacreation context and his interpretation of the interaction data. Our perspectives point towards the conception of a scenography-character.
  • Biography: Isadora Teles is a Brazilian artist based in Paris. She is currently a PhD candidate within the INREV research team, at the University of Paris 8. Her artistic practice is in the fields of digital generative art, artistic modeling of self-organizing systems and the design of interactive interfaces for live performance. Her artworks have been presented within academic and experimental frames of international exhibitions and institutions such as the Grand Palais, the Bains Numériques festival, the Ars Electronica festival, the Gaîté Lyrique and the Nuit Blanche in Paris. As part of her practice-based research, she is currently experimenting on the design of sensitive and connected electronic costumes as well as on the development of interactive evolving visuals for improvisational theatrical scenography.

    Chu-Yin Chen is an Artist and Professor in Digital Art at Paris 8 University and member of the INREV research team. Since 2019, Chair Professor at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan). Her creations, based on Artificial Life and complex systems develop interaction modes between audience and virtual creatures showing autonomous and evolving behaviors. Her digital artworks have been shown in numerous international exhibitions. Her researches articulate two overlapping areas: 1] Digital Creation using algorithms of complexity and emergence, and 2] Metacognition and Elicitation of the processes of creation, enaction and aesthetic reception, via psycho-phenomenology and mindfulness.

    Sorina-Silvia Cı̂rcu holds a BSc in Systems engineering from The Polytechnic University of Timisoara, a MSc in Philosophy from Vest University of Timisoara and a MA in Theatre Directing from Nanterre University in Paris. Transdisciplinary artist and researcher, she is currently preparing a Ph.D between dance and robotics (AIAC laboratory of Paris 8 University and LIRMM laboratory of Montpellier University). Her work focuses on dramaturgy of the body, new media and notions like reality, perception and metamorphosis. She worked among others with Henier Goebbels for his anthology of ”Sound and Spaces”, Silvia Costa, Michel Cerda, Theatre du Soleil, Odin Teatret. Currently she is an artist in residence at DOC! in Paris.


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