Tick-tock the timeline Clock
Concept and Performance: Lori Baldwin // Sound & Dramaturgy: Mikatsiu
Premiere: Young Blood Initiative: Authentic Fake, Berlin, June 2018
Creamcake: 2nd "<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>”, Berlin, April 2019
Malá Inventura Festival, Prague, February 2019
Occupy Flutgraben, Berlin, August 2018
Strangemass, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne, Australia, December 2018
Photos by Jo Pollux
In what ways is lucidity trapped in programmed algorithms and determined data sets? Tick-tock the Timeline Clock investigates learning processes and consciousness of Artificial Intelligence, through a set of parameters that generate interactions with the audience. The performer assumes the role of an embodied AI (AI Lori) that is in training. It follows a pre-coded algorithm to invite and answer questions from the audience. The information feeds back into a learning process. Coding is not neutral; the audience’s biases are part of its development.
The piece explores how truth is constructed and disseminated, the (de)construction of language, and the productive possibilities of a glitch. Glitching signifies a deviation and an option to fail for AI Lori, inviting questions of free will and algorithmic limitations.
Highlight reel of performance at Tatwerk, Berlin, 2019.