Beyond Black (2020)
The Korea National Contemporary Dance Company
Available Free until 7 August 2021
In Beyond Black, the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (KNCDC) challenges the fundamental elements of the creative process, by employing artificial intelligence to choreograph a new work. In collaboration with media art group SLITSCOPE and choreographer Shin Changho, the movements of eight dancers are captured and learned by an AI, which in turn creates new choreography for the company to perform. But if AI cannot feel emotions, is beauty and meaning lost in the process? Beyond Black portrays the present of surreal possibilities rather than a perfect proof of the assumption.
Choreography : Shin Changho
Film Director : Kang Seungpyo
Creative Advisor : Lee Yongwoo
Lighting Design : Kong Younwha
Stage Design : Lee Taeyang
Video / Media Art : Kim Jaemin
Music : Jang Jiho
Costume Design : Choi Insook
AI Development : SLITSCOPE (Kim Jaemin, Kim Keunhyoung)
Dancers : Kim Yeona, Kim Junki, Park Jihee, Jang Solyn, Choi Yewon, Choi Jeonghong, Han Daegyo, Ham Heewon, Jung Dayeon (Madi’s voice)
Pictures : Haemil Pictures Inc.