The Red Earth Project


Introduction
  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

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

Community
The Red Earth Playlist

Shop

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. This research asks how alternative cosmologies can be better represented within virtual architectures powered by probabalistic computation. 

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8. Deference





Deference
            Fine art print. Mixed media: Photography. Text to image data translation from deep learning model, 
            to virtually hand-modelled sculpture from data output. Digital collage.
            54cm x 74cm 
            Edition 1 of 3
            2021

This piece takes the geological forms from textual translations further, creating totems of words reflecting on how language was so often manifested in material objects through ritual, reflection and gestural demonstration. Three pieces of text from Red Earth make up the elements of this totem in dialogue here through gesture with entities that exist between worlds, between different ideas of personhood, and in a timeless virtual nonspace in between geographical coordinates. 

Detail: Deference, 2021
Detail: Deference 2021