In ARTIFICIAL INTIMACY (AI), the dancer Emi Miyoshi enters into a dialogue with a digital avatar. The movement of the dancer serves as starting material from which a media representation of an avatar is created. Both dancer and avatar are learning. This avatar learns its behavior from previously recorded movements of several dancers. The dancer learns to read, respond to, and influence the avatar's movements. Synthetic music and images are created in real time based on the avatar's activities and the emotional state of the dancer. The development of the technological tools required for this project is conducted by Ephraim Wegner (University of Applied Sciences Offenburg) and Daniel Bisig (Coventry University and Zurich University of the Arts).