This artwork, designed as an experience, re-enacts the meeting between the robot Alter and a human being, embodied by the dancer Mirai Moriyama, on the Auckland Live Digital Stage. Together, they create a mesmerising on-screen dance through sharing signals and verbal and body language.
This digital artwork showcases a vision of the future where robots and humans share experiences and at the same time define new ways of coexisting in the world.
Co(AI)xistence has been exhibited around the world and been part of major contemporary art exhibitions. The Auckland Live Digital Stage season is the first time the work has been presented in an outdoor context.
The 12-minute video screens on a daily loop at 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 4 pm.*
*Screening times may change due to weather and other factors.
About the artist
Justine Emard (b. 1987, France)
Justine Emard is a visual artist. She lives and works in Paris.
Her artworks explore the new relationships that are being established between our lives and technology. By combining different image medias – from photography to video and virtual reality – she situates her work at the crossroads between robotics, objects, live 3D prints, organic life and artificial intelligence.
Her work had been exhibited at the Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, the NRW Forum (Dusseldorf), the National Museum of Singapore, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the institute Itaú Cultural (São Paulo), the Cinémathèque Québécoise (Montréal), the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), the MOT Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) and the Barbican Center (London). Winner of the CNAP ( National Centre for Visual Arts) and Jeu de Paume in Paris national photographic commission, in 2020 she will be artist in residence at ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany).