Tick-tock the timeline Clock 

Concept and Performance: Lori Baldwin //  Sound & Dramaturgy:  Mikatsiu 

 

Premiere: Young Blood Initiative: Authentic Fake, Berlin, June 2018 

Further performances: 

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

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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.