write/read - speak/listen: HUMAINE
2015
Video, iPad, cables
10 x 20 x 0.5 in  (25.5 x 51 x 1.3 cm)

write/read - speak/listen: HUMAINE?
2015
Video, iPad, cables
10 x 20 x 0.5 in  (25.5 x 51 x 1.3 cm)

write/read - speak/listen: HUMAINE...
2015
Video, iPad, cables
10 x 20 x 0.5 in  (25.5 x 51 x 1.3 cm)

write/read - speak/listen: HUMAINE,
2015
Video, iPad, cables
10 x 20 x 0.5 in  (25.5 x 51 x 1.3 cm)

About

write/read - speak/listen is a series of work that investigates language and communication in the post-Internet age - at time where human interactions are increasingly mediated by technological devices. 

 

Two iPads mounted on the wall play alternatively two videos that respond to each other in loop. The videos are screen recordings of the artist using the text-to-speech and speech-to-text functionalities offered by her smartphone to write and then read the word "Humaine" ("human" in French) over and over. The installation creates multiple layers of dialogue: the videos continuously come back at each other;  the voice of the artist alternate with the synthetic sound of the text-to speech software. 

 

Thru out this series of works, the artist imagine a dystopian post-human future where key elements of communication and exchange will be externalized from the physical body and delegated to Artificial Intelligence software.  write/read - speak/listen is not intended to be a dark prophecy but rather an invitation to reflect on and revisit the definition of key concepts of human evolution and socialization - language, writing and literacy - in the light of the new practices and behaviors arisen with the technological revolution and the democratization of Artificial Intelligence tools. 

Exhibition

2016    “Works: Reflections on Failure” curated by Osmancan Yerebakan  /  Radiator gallery  /  Long

             Island City, USA