The Red Earth Project (2019-)

  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



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

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. 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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1. Red Earth, the book

Perfect bound, leather-bound, digitally printed. 113 pages of original prose by the artist. The source text for all of ‘Red Earth’. Red Earth is a sprawling prose poem, in which the artist meditates on the precocity of life and death, geographical dissonance, different cultural interpretations of morality, and what the virtual realm means for the self and memory; particularly memories unacknowledged by the ‘universal’ language of code.

15.3cm x 23.4cm 

Edition 1 of 1 (non-trade)

The work of prose serving as the vertebrae of the entire project, the centre panel in a triptych of forms. Inspired by epic poetry, it is a long meditation on the experience of time, space, life, death and art between cultures.

This prose flows out through the space of the exhibition in fragments and using a series of digital processes, including controlled use of machine learning, pieces of the prose take on geological forms which become sculptures and find their way back into the photography or get caught in between worlds, technologies - syntheses of thought manifested in objects.