Interstate Projects, Brooklyn NY
An ongoing collection and curatorial project concerned with queer robotics. I transported the contents of a robotics laboratory from Carnegie Mellon to a gallery in New York and created a temporary museum simulating a form of robotics archeology. Thinking about the gender norms that get embedded into machines and technology as a result of implicit sexism in STEM education, this project de-familiarized the body of the robot from descriptive gender associations and positioned the robot and cyborg as a queer project designed to re-define gender identity and the politics of the body as an object.
For 6 months the lab was open in the backroom of the gallery where visitors were given performative lectures about a queer history of robotics. I lived online during the exhibition, and produced a series of performances in the installation that were streamed daily on Facebook, inviting users to both inhabit the studio space and interact with my performances in both the live stream and in the physical lab/gallery hybrid space.
I re-created the room to scale in Virtual Reality so visitors could navigate the real space inside the real space, tangibly touching facsimile objects in the virtual world that matched the position of the physical objects. A one to one correspondence between the network of the physical-digital-virtual was established where each mode of experience was mediated by the technology that governs its potential.
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