Prometheus pits artificial intelligence and machine learning agents at odds with the moving body, drawing inspiration from the classic Greek tale of man being given the gift of the gods: fire. Intensely human, Prometheus explores influence, attention, autonomy, awareness, morality, choice, and intuition.
This work is created in collaboration with Houston-based NobleMotion Dance, choreographers Andy and Dionne Noble, light designer and technology artist David Deveau, industrial design artist Jared Doster, and sound artist Bryan Ealey.
The technology used to produce Prometheus builds upon SCP-079 to include real-time camera input and analysis in order to create a real-time, interactive A.I. video agent which responds to performer movement. The A.I. agent is trained using dance photographs and video, resulting in generated output that highly resembles the human form and movement.