Google Arts & Culture Lab collaborated with Wayne McGregor to turn his archive into a creative tool using machine learning. Now anyone, anywhere, can be inspired by McGregor’s work to create their own dance piece.
Living Archive uses U-MAP to map nearly half a million moving moments from Wayne McGregor’s 25-year archive and organizes them by visual similarity.
Pick a selection of poses and connect them to create your own choreography piece here:
Strike a pose with your camera to find your closest match in the archive here.
McGregor used a more advanced choreography tool, trained on 100 hours of video footage of his work, in creating the Living Archive: a performance experiment. The play premiered on the LA Phil in July 2019.
He also worked with artist and filmmaker Ben Cullen-Williams to create AI-generated visualizations for the performance, using a tool developed in the lab. Explore the tool here.