The following prompt (in bold) was input into OpenAI’s GPT-3 Beta Playground using the DaVinci model. The text in italics was the output for the prompt completed by GPT-3.
An Idea for an Endurance Performance: I want to make a performance where I try to do it while: - Moving a box without using my arms completely non stop for a long time (60 minutes for example) - Using my arms only a few times throughout a performance and at irregular intervals - Not using weight lifting gloves This is how I imagine it 1. Find a box to move, one that is light-weight 2. Set up a time limit for s performance (60 minutes). 3. Start moving the box 4. When there is a one minute left in the performance, stop it, pick up a banana and eat it, then continue moving a box for one more hour. 5. When there is 10mins left in the box moving workout, stop it, pick up a lemon and squeeze the juice from it, then continue for 10 more mins 6. When there is 5min left, meditate The point is to move i one continuous and slowly paced performance from start to finish non-stop.
2 min. excerpt of 30 minute performance. Performance artists Marissa Lynn [Box] (2021). Performance for video. Digital. Color. Sound. Courtesy of the artist. Production Date: January 26, 2021.
In order to understand the unique challenges for performers in translating the GPT-3 instructions, three performers aimed to interpret the same set of instructions generated by the prompt in three separate performances. This project is ongoing and performance artists are invited to attempt their own version of [Box] using the hashtag #aiperformancespace and #boxperformance.