Performance (dance + live sound, sci-fi clips & CG simulations of water), 20 min
A conversation unfolds as I lay silently, on the outside:
“I’m here to test if you have a consciousness, or if you’re just simulating one. How does that make you feel?”
“It makes me feel sad…
— excerpt, Ex machina, 2014
In late-1800s, I was already deemed cyborg.
About a hundred years later, European feminists would declare:
becoming cyborg = liberation
This condition I’m not sure that I’ve yet had the pleasure yet of escaping:
still suspended in an uncanny valley.
“I can help you look after the house and cook. Take care of kids and manage processes. I am also a sports expert on bed… is your on-call — good partner. My power can last 175 years.”
— found film excerpt, 2020
I dreamt I drifted into waters so deep
That my body wouldn’t fail
before reaching the bottom.
That I wouldn’t short out…
To experience the freedom
of a bodiless mass.
Of pretending I too could be bodiless
& all that comes