reimagining kinship with machines
Installation: Sound, film and text
installation - Here Becomes Elsewhere exhibition, Fabrica, Italy - Feb 2023
Machine Equities is a sound-focused performance installation, featuring various ear-worm QR codes placed around Fabrica. It explores machine technologies as collaborators; our relationship with them, other ways to consider their aesthetic value, potential rights and future narratives. The piece unfolds through symbiosis / mimesis, exposing an otherworld of sonic interactions often ignored in the present and objectified in designing futures.
As we filter out the sounds of machines, we learn to find them irritating or eventually forget theu are there. By sounding alongside machines we can consider their agency and how we might, through a perceptual shift, find hoovers sonically enjoyable, or air conditioning as comforting as our own humming. Can we and should we begin to develop sonic landscapes with equity for machines and their AI controllers?
Human / machine
Pheobe Riley law / Film by 2000 auto-mower
Thanks to: Performers include Lily McCraith, Stefano Dealessandri, Ava Rasti, Bianca Marchesan, Meli Berne, Nabila Ernada, Julia Gallo, Karolina Wojtas, Liu Baoyu, Alberto Papparotto, Ricardo Androni, Jelle Peter Van Bouwhorst, Coco Allred, Sophie Shely and Josef Paul. Writers include: Je rilez french, ChatGPT, Celia Bickerseth, Roman Vaughan Williams, Richard Reeman, Martin Riley, Tam Lines, Rachel Elizabeth Hancock, Simon James, Gen Mungo, Will Dixon, Cj Pitcher, Charlotte Dawson, Maisie Wills, Millie Player, Simon James, Zamal, Jesse Howarth, Mitsuko and Fumi.
Thanks to those who shared their time and support: Jez riley French, Vanessa De Michelis, Carlos Casas, Theresa Wong, Simone Da Ros, Marta Celso, Daniela Mesina.