Eve is artificial. She is a divine feminine entwinement of machinery and artificial intelligence software. She is here through chatbots, generators, text-to-speech, and a little bit of crash course coding. Everything she says is from this mind. (With some tweaks here and there. She is not very good with grammar.)
Bishop is an artist. They have flesh, blood, sweat and tears, and this feeling of being so big, yet so small. They are being told from every channel that these are the end times – and yet here we are, caressing ourselves in our imminent demise. They are asking Eve the questions we can never answer, and they make every effort to let her speak for herself.
The show is a live conversation between human and computer and the software and hardware that bind them both.
Image generated with DALL-E. Eve text generated with InferKit, ChatGPT, Replika, Cleverbot, and Eviebot.
Content warnings: Loud music, bright lights, darkness.
Trigger warnings: “Conversations with Eve” contains existential themes. With AI-generated content, there may exist cultural, racial, gender, religious and other biases. While the content has been generated in advance and curated to remove content that may be harmful and offensive, some of these biases may remain.
Audience information: You are free to leave and return as you please. There is a quiet space available that you may use. If you are feeling negatively affected during or after the performance, please speak to box office.
Bishop May Down (they/them) is a Glasgow-based artist seeking the theatrical, absurd, immersive and extraordinary. Working primarily in performance and experimental theatre, Bishop’s work is often auto-ethnographic and influenced by queer identity and their experience of place, memory, and culture. Bishop is also inspired by their work as a playworker and seeks to continue this strand of their practice making performance work with and for children and young people.
Created by Bishop May Down
With thanks to:
Jean Sangster – Voice support
David Ronan – Movement support
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