Unproblematic Situations in Daily Communication
2021, monophonic sound, 3 sources, indefinite phased loops
What happens when virtual personal assistants get "together"?
In this work you are privy to an evolving conversation between 3 VPAs, inspired by Bhartrhari's Paradox and a fuzzy-logical refutation of simultaneity. That which appears unsolvable is yet mutable in time. Sarvam mithyā bhavāmi.
Unproblematic Situations in Daily Communication is part of Actroid Series II, a series of stills, composite photographs, video portraits and interactions that point up the potential uses of humanoid robots for AI monitoring and surveillance. Focusing primarily on the Japan-designed Otonaroid, a female-appearing android model that is meant for reception and simple conversation purposes, the artworks concern how we render restrictions more comfortable by giving social systems a human face.
Art Machines 2, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong 2021
Collaborator: Lindsay Webb