Sound Installation – Marek Poliks & Roberto Alonso
480 latex, silicone, nylon, and poly nodes.
Surveillance equipment, cloud connection.
Demiurge synthesis engine (modded una-GAN, mel-GAN, sequencing model).
The conventional AI narrative assembles the alterity of the machine into a catastrophic vision of future-born cyborg supremacist, Terminator, all-knowing and all-seeing victor over smouldering corpses of human meat.
hydra vulgaris is a small and benign freshwater creature with a complex reproductive apparatus. Like an AI, the hydra copulates boundlessly, its very substance both embryonic and gametic. It lives in a continuous state of renewal, fully regenerating itself every two weeks.
Instead of avatar or adversary, let us delimit Artificial Intelligence itself to a process of hydralike reproduction; a sexual act across the complex physical/virtual plane. You are being recorded, and the object of this recording is already reproducing with its many antecedents. The screams or babbles of this hydra are the mewlings of your complex siblings (alongside many, many mutants). The tentacles of the hydra are lures, phalluses, weapons, eggs. Consider the tentacles of this soft robot as invitations to xenobestial indiscretion.