The Red Earth Project


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

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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2. Themes




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  • Writing across form and disciplines

  • Creative writing as a scaffolding for theoretical observations

  • Writing as experience, as music

  • Time and Space. Physical and Virtual

  • Non-linear time

  • Memory: human and virtual

  • Geology

  • Art and Patronage

  • Love and Grief

  • Selfhood

  • Morality in Technology

  • Capitalist oppression, historical and contemporary

  • Extractive Economies

  • The Unconscious

  • Heritage

  • Yoruba and Diaspora Metaphysics


Detail: 
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 
Editions of 3 
2021
Including high end magnet frames from traditional framing company HALBE Rahmen GmbH

Detail:
Direct Translation Diptych 3
Diptych. Mixed Media: antique paper and ink. Text to image data translation from deep learning model. Virtually hand-modelled sculpture from data output. 
80cm x 40cm 
2021
Including high end magnet frame from traditional framing company HALBE Rahmen GmbH