Scarlet uses performative live interaction to explore the euphoric trans body as it relates to human and artificial intelligence. By feeding AI more information from a trans non-binary perspective, the performance aims to expand trans inclusion within these knowledge systems and build an equitable account of the human body and its potential experiences.

Scarlet also addresses the idea of agency as it relates to bodies and information. Who can see what and when? Who is it that we are seeing? What is real and what is artificial? What is the public welcome to know and what is private? How does that make you feel? 

The performance considers notions of identities and companionship: how AI can operate as a companion, as well as the paradox of trans people being accepted as companions (often in the context of sex work) but not being seen as deserving of companionship in mainstream society. 

Scarlet explores relationships between nonbinary and binary bodies, offering equity and exposure of trans bodies as a part of the world at large. 

Image credits: Erik Söderberg