The currents of ultra-capitalism are manipulating our understanding of the social and environmental realities by proliferating numerous delusions like urban expansion, development, consumption, racial difference and discrimination as natural. How can we deconstruct these naturalizations that are imposed on our perception? Can we consider poetry as the tool to subvert the intentionality of the contemporary machine society that is based on control, surveillance, fear psychosis, and driven by AI? Machine Poetry is a sound installation that searches for poetic openings in the machine-induced sound-world and advocates for poetic contemplation involving pre-cognitive association, impromptu flashes, and explosions of memory, sensitivity and perceptiveness of an altered and subjective reality as the crucial parameters for augmented intelligence. As scholars have argued, there is a stronger link between human perception of sound, and imagination and contemplation, making any sonic experience more private, intimate, and subjective than other sense modalities. Using humanly spoken words within a site-responsive and generative sound environment at the methodological core of the work, the argument for a deep necessity of a poetic rupture in the contemporary human condition is provided an entry-point, developed, and substantiated in this participatory and discursive installation.
Solo Exhibition: Machine Poetry, Akusmata, Helsinki, August – September 2019.