During her residency, Anna has been researching robotics, automation and the future of work. While the automation of production and services are increasing, people are displaced from their jobs, and societies face rising unemployment. At the same time, the environment has to carry the burden of possibly increasing production.
The Progress Bar event will expand from this research. The evening includes a screening of artist videos and a talk by British philosopher David Roden on posthuman poesis. The video works explore from various angles peoples’ relation to the environment and to machines. They show how human boundaries are interrogated in different ways, for example, through developments of technology and science, such as biochemistry.
Daria Martin‘s Soft Materials, shot in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Zurich, explores the communication (both physical and verbal) between humans, machines and nature. Jesse Kanda’s music video for Björk, Mouth Mantra, dives deep within human anatomy, whereas Sasha Litsineva and Isabel Mallet’s The Stability of the System, travels through geological time.
This event and Anna’s residency are supported by The Finnish Institute.