Performance Generator

This page will allow you to generate your own instructions for performance art pieces in the style of our current exhibit Embodying the Algorithm using GPT-3’s DaVinci model. Each time you refresh this page, a new performance that has been previously generated using GPT-3 will be displayed. If you would like to record and submit your own performance based on one of the generated texts, please see the instructions on our Submissions page.

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Instructions for a performance by GPT-3:

An idea for an endurance performance artwork:

‘The performance starts with the artist

sitting with a pillow on the floor and

holding two tins of beans.

The performance will end when the artist


All the time the artist holds the tins of beans

and the pillow he will talk about

his life, his thoughts, his dreams, his

feelings, his hopes, his fears, his doubts,

his disappointments, his loves, his hates

and his fears.

The artist will be given a one-hour break

every three days.

In the break he will try to eat the beans.

The performance will go on till the artist


The artist will not be allowed to stop

or to go back to the beginning.

The performance will last as long as the artist