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Command Prompt



Command Prompt (2018) is a two-channel, documented durational performance that subverts the dominant/submissive relationship between the computer and user. Influenced heavily by Marina Abramović’s performance work, ‘Rhythm 0’ (1974), the control over the physical user in this case is solely performed in real-time by the computer’s deep learning program (visualised through an avatar of the physical self). It is a stark reminder of our growing reliance on machines, as we succumb psychologically to the lull of emojis and Facebook ‘likes’ as well as becoming influenced by algorithms that may manipulate and corrupt personal and political beliefs.

Instructing the user to execute a series of commands relating to 65 objects in real time, the predominantely-domestic objects include a bar of soap, perfume, honey, wine, scissors, kitchen knives and an exposed razorblade.