xenofuturism - welcome to the antivoid
Live collaborative work as part of ‘Antivoid Alliance’ (with Grant Cieciura and Tiago De Sousa) at Coastal Currents arts festival 2018.
Taking the pre-fix ‘xeno’ to denote that which is outside, rather than those who are other, the work initiates a xenofuturism: the ongoing commitment toward futures beyond the capitalist realist totality of possibility.
The piece explores technology and the human, referencing Reza Negarestani’s essay ‘The Labour of the Inhuman’ (2015) in which the inhuman is figured as an autonomous commitment to the expansion of reason - unbound to any essentialist notions of ‘the human’.
This video-installation/performance challenges the political naturalisation of technology as an integral part of the capitalist totality. Seeking to open up the debate around human relation to advancing technology beyond notions of threat or complicity, the work attempts to force open alternative futures - suggesting the potential for an ‘inhuman’ rationality - a fugitivity which departs determinate and instrumentalist visions of technology and culture.