Selfless selves, linked Is, and not-Is. -I is the third in a series of twelve annual 12-hour events taking place on December 12, 2022. Each year the event moves through each word of the 12-word phrase 'you and I are water earth fire air of life and death' and activates the word of the year in a myriad of ways.
Christof Migone talks through the origins of his curatorial project You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death; the contributions to this year's theme of I; and the use of time and mathematics to create structure within artistic practice.
Christof Migone is an artist, teacher, curator, and writer often working with language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity, and endurance.
Liquid Architecture will present 'Ego Trip' by Machine Listening for this year's instalment of 'You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death'. The video work was made following the announcement of Ego4d from Facebook AI in 2021. Ego4D is a dataset, an international research network coordinated by Meta, and a set of machine learning challenges to competitively answer the questions: “what did I do?”, “what am I doing now?”, and “what will I do next?” through the eyes and ears of an augmented human body. ‘Ego Trip’ extracts moments from an Ego4D promotional video and relentlessly recomposes them into new variations of their slogan-question, What if AI could understand your world through your eyes?
Machine Listening is an investigation and experiment in collective learning instigated by Sean Dockray, James Parker, and Joel Stern. The project takes numerous forms including collaborative research, resource sharing, curation, publishing and artistic production.
You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death
12 December 2022
Produced by Mara Schwerdtfeger.
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