Deep Space 8K

Ars Electronica Animation Festival: Being

Rashaad Newsome (US)

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Sat Sep 10, 2022, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
Admission with ticket only. Tickets for this presentation in Deep Space 8K will be available on the same day starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Infodesk of the Ars Electronica Center.

He lives and works between Brooklyn and Oakland and his work blends several practices, including collage, assemblage, sculpture, film, video, animation, photography, music, computer programming, software engineering, community organizing, and performance, to create a divergent field that rejects classification. He pulls from the world of advertising, the internet, art history, Black and Queer culture to product a counter-hegemonic work that walks between social practice, abstraction and intersectionality.

Being (2022) is a nonbinary, non-race AI created by combining animation game engines, scripted responses, generative grammars and unique machine-learning models. It plays multiple roles, leading participatory workshops that teach decolonization, and in the evenings, it explores the evolution of vogue drawing parallels between dance and Black American Queer experience.