Remembrance: Coral is a live performance by the artist Chanee Choi during which she controls her 3d animated video game with an EEG sensor-headset.
[Remembrance: Coral] Live Streaming Performance, on January 26th (Link)
Remembrance: Coral is the first live performance by Chanee Choi, an artist whose practice incorporates machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Korean shamanic traditions and East Asian crafting aesthetics in an exploration of the poetics of an Alzheimer‘s mind.
Remembrance is an artwork in two chapters, Magma and Coral. The first one, Magma, is a 3D animation introducing Choi’s exploration of the painful process of memory loss and brain degeneration. The artwork, a video, was produced before the Blitz Digital Residency and presented during her dissertation defense of a PhD program in Digital Arts and Experimental Media Department (DXARTS) at The University of Washington.
Now for Coral, the artist has turned the 3D animations of Magma into a videogame whose narrative is controlled by her own brain waves captured with Electroencephalography (EEG) – a headset measuring the electrical activity of the brain with electrodes – and translated into a visual abstraction through the use of AI. The event will be streaming live on Zoom and the audience will be invited to interact through the chat, as the artist’s concentration fluctuates, affecting the experience of the game.