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curates a technologically-driven, idealized vision of an alternative reality. Informed by the often-visceral limitations of entropic physical existence and expressive imperfection, we deconstruct the physical body, reconstructing humanity, identity, culture, thought, and perception inside a virtual technological space which is timeless and entirely our own. We generate reactive multisensory environments which reflect the interconnectedness and expressive clarity of both raw perceptual representation and disembodied self. By establishing an organic, interactive atmosphere in which the machine becomes a living extension of the human, we challenge conventional conceptions of technological capability and imagined future. We collectively investigate the implications of synesthesia: how it informs our individual and combined practice, how it presents as a shared psychological substrate of communication, symbolic meaning, and lived experience, and how it can be employed to represent our ideals in vivo. We hold live multisensory conversations, demonstrating the disconnect between the conceptual and the biologically-imprisoned self, and putting forward a vision of a humanity existing in pure post-sensory form, unbounded by physicality or contextual instantiation.
Adrienne Cassel aka L I L I T H (b. 1995, Miami, FL) works at the intersection of 3d digital art, emerging tech, sound, and performance art.
Adrienne makes work about radicalized autonomy and femininity in virtual and physical spaces through audiovisual narratives and performance of a preconceived future.
Samir Gangwani (b. 1995, Clemmons, NC) is a composer, performer, and curator interested in igniting conversations on disenfranchised communities through collaboration. Gangwani runs hodgepodge, an interdisciplinary arts network that features performances, installations, and curated ensembles.
AI Markus (Austin I. Marcus, b. 1992, London, UK) is a non-binary musician, computational artist, and perception scientist based in Pittsburgh, PA.
They are a synesthete who experiences the sensory world through immersive multidimensional mental imagery, and who attempts to channel this imagery through sound, manipulated visuals, setting, and applied AI. They use induced sensory immersion as a tool for reflection and sublimation, and as a means of expressing queer identity in its raw psychological form. Through parallel approaches in art and science, they work toward a future where human is faithfully reflected in machine - where AI can be reclaimed by queerness, quirk, sensory subjectivity, and neurodiversity.