The Red Earth Project

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

The Book
  1. About
  2. Themes
  3. Form
  4. 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

  1. Studio Hannibal
  2. Archive of Forgetfulness



Related Works
  1. Planetary Portals

Next Steps

Object Int’l —
  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. This research asks how alternative cosmologies can be better represented within virtual architectures powered by probabalistic computation. 

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8. Compositions

Taking these geological forms from textual translations further, consideration is given to how these forms might be arranged and evolve within virtual architectures, either as narratively artistic compositions or simply as archives of language and heritage, evoking how language was so often manifested in material objects, through ritual, reflection and gestural demonstration. This study begins to ask whether there are computationally dynamic ways of archiving and evolving cultures, language and traditions.

The technology of photography, long in servie of colonial enterprise, is disrupted by these geological totems of prose, a portal connecting place, cultures, geograophically dispatate locations and computational extraction and exploitation.