The Red Earth Project (2019-)


Introduction
  1. Overview    
  2. Research
  3. A Lecture at Princeton

The Book
  1. About
  2. Red Earth in the Paris Review
  3. Themes
  4. Form
  5. Where to buy

Process and Output
  1. Conceptual Development
  2. Photography
  3. Prose
  4. Computational and Subjective Translation
  5. Digital to Physical
  6. Process 1: Process and Theory
  7. Process 2: Making
  8. Compositions

Selected Works
  1. Red Earth, The Book
  2. Ever Abeokuta
  3. Colonial Enterprise
  4. Red Earth
  5. Amor Fati
  6. Direct Translation Diptychs 1, 2, 3 & 4
  7. Sixteenth Century Technology
  8. How Can Time Become a Circle
  9. Deference
  10. Solitary Breath

Exhibitions & Performances
  1. Studio Hanniball
  2. Archive of Forgetfulness
  3. Listening to the Red Earth, a film

Sales

Community

   1. The Red Earth Playlist
   2. Beyond the Zero Podcast



Related Works
  1. Planetary Portals

Next Steps

Object Int’l —
Info
  1. The Red Earth Project is an ongoing artistic, interdisciplinary study centred on prose reflections and machine translation, drawing attention to the precarious status of non-western cultural heritage, knowledge systems and practices in the increasingly dominant Western systems of data, virtual architectures and AI technologies. A critical study of machine learning (AI), this research asks how alternative cosmologies can be better represented within virtual architectures powered by probabalistic computation. 

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3. Colonial Enterprise




Colonial Enterprise
Triptych. Fine art print. Mixed media: photography. 
Text to image data translation from deep learning model. 
Virtually hand-modelled sculpture from data output. Digital collage.
110cm x 40cm 
Edition 1 of 3 
2021
Including high end magnet frames from traditional framing company HALBE Rahmen GmbH

This work more directly speaks to the psychological legacy of Christianity used as a powerful colonial weapon. The virtual totems find their way into the photographs, a gradual, somewhat violent disruption of traditions, themselves disrupted, opening a confrontation between technologies and the gaze of colonialism.



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