The project looks at the evolution of technology from a mythological and magical perspective, focusing on predictions that artificial intelligence will one day surpass humans and become a near omnipotent presence. The project will manifest in four parts: Firstly a monumental spherical structure titled ‘cosmic egg’ made from motherboards, with a yolk made of computer screens. A triptych series of performances accompany the structure. The first, titled ‘The Oracle’, is a video in which the coming of the artificial spirit is predicted; the second, a video titled ‘Genesis’ where the spirit comes into existence. The third, titled ‘The Ensoulment’, will be performed live during the exhibition opening and is a ritual to impregnate the cosmic egg with the artificial soul.
The Simplex project explores the border of physical and virtual by intertwining one into the other. This nonlinear feedback relationship is enabled by transformations of space, manipulation of time, and the duality of presence provided by a virtual reality system combined with synchronized real-time three-dimensional scanning. Physical forms and movement are interpreted as millions of simple geometric elements. Through constant flux, change and evolution of these elements and their basic properties emerges a multi-dimensional complexity that invites participants to reflect on their presence in space as well as time. As interpreted forms and resulting compositions are projected back into the physical space, a feedback loop is created that is both closed and open at the same time in the same way that the experience of participants is both physical and virtual.
MycoMythologies is a series of works researching how fungal ontologies could help humans think, learn and practise multispecies survival through practices of inclusion and caring. The series includes two biotechnological artworks: Rupture and Patterning, on/off_line performative workshop Storytelling Circle and a video essay, Infrastructure. As speculative artistic research, MycoMythologies thinks not only about how fungal underground networks can inform humans, but also about how technologies tend to define the teachings that humans receive.
An Invitation to Bear Witness
Enter a painterly investigation of a selection of eye-witnessed events. Being a witness meant that the artist himself became an active participant in memories of events that will be forever incomplete. The works selected represent fragments of those experiences. As a viewer you are now also implicated by your mere presence to bear witness upon what has been placed before you. Stripped of context and meaning, the exhibition presents evidence, in the form of singularly depicted objects and portraits. Without chronological order, viewers are drawn into creating their own narratives and deciphering their own potential relationships between the paintings exhibited, hence creating their own sets of eye-witness accounts.
Fabrication solidifies the varying concepts of justice against, for and to members of the LGBTQ+ community across the globe. Just as textiles are woven together in order to support, protect, and sometimes disguise the wearers, these sculptures are moulded into shapes that speak to the queer legislation of specific countries. Stretching, restraining, constricting movement; ignoring, repressing, demonizing human emotions; acknowledging, accepting, supporting a diverse community. Fabrication brings to life the legislation that has judged and hindered human beings of their sexual truth and identity.