2 - 6pm, Saturday 15th Jan
Louis Morlæ - Machinochrome Dreams
“But basically machines were not self-moving, self designing, autonomous. They could not achieve man’s dream, only mock it. They were not man, an author to himself, but only a caricature of that masculinist reproductive dream. To think they were otherwise was paranoid. Now we are not so sure.”
— Donna Harraway, A Manifesto for Cyborgs
Machino: the fading line between man and machine; also a play on the pronunciation of the fashion brand Moschino, recognising that the digital space, once intended to be an anti-institutional arena of free flowing ideas has become seeped in aspirational brand identity.
Chrome: taken from ‘adrenochrome’ a QAnon conspiracy theory in which the blood of a child is injected into an older (wealthier) person and thus imbued with vitality. Supposedly popular amongst celebrities. References notions of immortality and eternity.
Dreams: the abstracted reality of this contemporary moment; the continued blurring between the physical and digital dimensions.
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