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Christian Mio Loclair

Christian “Mio” Loclair is a media artist and choreographer from Berlin, exploring the harmonic friction of human bodies, movement and nature colliding with digital aesthetics.

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Intro:

Using cutting edge technology in interactive installations, audio-visual experiences, visual narratives and dance performances, Mio continuously illuminates the beauty and drama of human identity. He publishes his work on mobile applications, digital projections and theater stages around the world for independent and commissioned projects.

Selected AI Artworks:

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Narciss

As we observe an artificial intelligence whose only purpose is to investigate itself, we witness a synthetic model of self-awareness, a fragment of artificial narcissism and a fictional character in its own autobiographic narrations.

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Blackberry Winter

A triptych investigating artificial human motion as a continuous walk through a latent space of possibilities.

Mio on using Artificial Intelligence:

“We are very interested in who we are… So we thought let’s initiate this moment from a digital perspective. What if machines start to wonder about who they are, just like us?”

Mio’s Background:

Mio studied Computer Science at the University Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute, specializing in Media Engineering and graduated in Human Computer Interaction (2010). He published the scientific paper Pinchwatch about gestural micro interactions at the Mobile HCI 2010 Lisbon.

Mio started his professional career as a dancer in 2001 and became the winner of the International Battle of the year (Popping 2007), the Ruhrpott Battle (2007)and the Wutal Battle (2008 Pina Bausch Festival).Mio was chosen to represent Germany at the UK Bboy World Championships (2007, 2010) and portrayed the world champion of hiphop dance in the US Movie You got Served 2. Furthermore he choreographed the theater pieces Marionettes, Reflection, Volvere and co-choreographed 110 (Niels Storm Robitzky) and POW_2045 (Raphael Hillebrand).

Mio’s Selected Residencies:

  • Google

  • Mercedes Benz

  • BMW

  • Goethe Institute

  • Porsche

Mio’s Selected Exhibitions:

  • Centre Pompidou

  • Ars Electronica

  • Design Museum London

  • Schauspielhaus Bochum

  • Schauspielhaus Frankurt

  • Kuopio Dance Festival

Mio’s Selected Speaking Engagements:

  • MIT, Hacking Arts

  • SXSW X Mercedes Benz | MeConvention

  • OFFF Festival CDMX

  • House of Beautiful Business

  • Node Festival

  • Fiber Festival

  • KIKK Festival

  • Retune Festival

  • Next Conference

  • Re:puiblica

Mio’s Selected Press:

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