Irini Kalaitzidi

2021 - present

As Uncanny As a Body


distorted bodies

AI algorithms

Distored dancing figure, Still from the work, As Uncanny As a Body, Irini Kalaitzidi, 2021

A video work documenting the constant transition of a dancing body from an abled human state into a glitched, injured, unspecified one.



video conference call

liminal space

stick figures

A zoom-like platform with stick figures and human participants, Still from the work, yaGrid, Irini Kalaitzidi, 2021

Yet another grid. One more digital lattice of windows in the cloud, somewhere in-between Zoom, Jitsi, and Google Meet. yaGrid was created to host a speculative dance coming-together of human and non-human participants.

2020 - 2021

Speculative Annotation on Human Dance Improvisations and their Digital Configuration

dance annotation


other-othan-human bodies

Grayscale image of bodies dancing, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media title page from the article: Speculative Annotation on Human Dance Improvisations and their Digital Configuration, Irini Kalaitzidi, 2020 - 2021

A research article, published in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, introducing speculative annotation as a way of witnessing the dancing body and researching its possible becomings beyond its human materiality.

2020 - 2021


collective writing

collective making

sci-fi ethnografies

A geometrical wave crossing a train wagon. Still from the work, Liminalia, Irini Kalaitzidi, 2020 - 2021

Written and video contribution to the multimedia zine "Extra-Terresrial Ethnographies of the Future-Present", where tracking teams of the future documented their findings of planet Earth. A planet abandoned since 2025AC.

2019 - 2020


body instrument

motion tracking

AI algorithms

Four virtual figures extracted from a skeleton tracking system, Stills from the research, DeepDancing, Irini Kalaitzidi, Julien Mercier, 2019 - 2020

A research project exploring the body as a musical instrument that triggers a rich soundscape based on its posture and positioning in space.


Within the Vibrant Assemblage

assemblage theory

vibrant matter

stick figures

360 projection of stick figures within a dark room along with a human performer, Still from the work, Within the Vibrant Assemblage, Irini Kalaitzidi, 2019

A performance of human and nonhuman participants who share a particular degree of dance aptitude and endurance. Drawing attention to a poetic and fuller range of the powers that circulate around and within actual and possible bodies



choreographing in/with/within

stick figures

AI algorithms

Diagrams and stick figures, Collage of research outputs, Choreo-Milieu, Irini Kalaitzidi, 2019

A research project that aims to reconfigure choreography as a notion within the field of speculative resonances. Inventing a term, 'Choreo-Milieu', that finds a perceptive diffraction in a deep learning artefact.