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  • Writer's pictureNatalie Fellowes

Amorphous Intention (AI)

Updated: 2 days ago

Q: Should creatives fear AI?

This story is written in collaboration with AOmaon Collective, a French dance duo - Olivia Grassot and Adélie Lavail - co-winners of the 4x20 Messums Festival of Dance 2022. Quill Kickers had previously written a song (with Chirpy) and created digital art (with Melanie Frances and Modern Art Oxford) and now wanted to explore dance.

In terms of the theme, we have been fascinated by AI and it’s impact on artists. As we edge closer to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) where machines are able to reason and perform at human or superhuman levels, it got us thinking. Can AI ever supersede in even that most human endeavour - creativity?

It’s an important and nuanced topic that needs exploring, and one that we wanted to explore as a collaboration between a creative writing community, a dance collective and artificial intelligence itself.

The Process

Chapter one - The Exquisite

Music: AGF

Chapter two: Flamme

Music: DK Jungle, AGF

Chapter three: Data sauce

Music: Paolo Conte, AGF

Due to the overwhelming support and success of the three week long story process, we decided to re-shoot the story professionally and enter it in the short film circuit. We started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to do so and this is the resulting trailer and poster:

We are currently in the process of submitting to and waiting to hear back from various film festivals. Watch this space!

AOmaon Collective / Olivia Grassot and Adélie Lavail

Founded in 2019 by two young French artists - Olivia Grassot and Adélie Lavail - AOmaon was conceived during their training at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Here they developed their artistic identity and found a common interest in generating their own language through choreography.

They were the co-winners of 4x20 Messums Festival of Dance 2022 with their production of ‘Plague of Doubt’ and their previous creation, ‘Utopia Room’ was staged at Resolution Festival, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and the Frei Art Festival.

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