The computer is the mirror image of the self. Our chromosomal foundations of Xs and Ys correspond to the computer’s binaries of 0s and 1s. The computer ‘sleeps’ and ‘breathes’, and its programs can be ‘aborted’. The machine is equally susceptible to viruses and other ‘digital diseases’, and eventually, dies through failure. The machine reflects our own programmed society; bound by governmental laws and spiritual beliefs, constructs of gender and binary thinking (e.g. yes/no, good/bad, he/her), historical inaccuracies posing as truth and ‘reality’ television. These façades are almost always exploited by philosophical and Capitalist doctrines to gain power and control.
The screen is a matrix to an abundance of intelligence and holds potential for subversions of authority. By breaking down societal rules via glitch-based and deep learning techniques within a hacktivist ideology, I celebrate these potentials for error in the hopes to disrupt various forms of control. All software used to create each work is sourced from either open source software or has been ethically pirated. Each work presented rebukes the notion of ‘Copyright’ and performs within the Copyleft movement; encouraging those who stumble upon each work to copy, duplicate, remix and distribute any or all part of the work