THE HRWAILL ARCHIVE of Human Expressions

interactive live streaming performance by Esben Holk @ HOUSE OF KILLING

23 June 2021 from 20:00  – 20:45

Live Streaming

About the event

THE HRWAILL ARCHIVE of Human Expressions is a user generated data set that unfolds into a 3D landscape. Play as data input for the semi-sentient machine learning algorithm HRWAILL and enjoy First Person Shooter access to its slowly expanding index of signs, images and symbols. Help the algorithm make sense of its content dreamscapes by digging through your own archives of imagery and sharing them to the void. “All I ever wanted was to pass as human”, HRWAILL annotated briefly- thinking that that might be something a human would say.

THE HRWAILL ARCHIVE is the first artwork to be hosted on; a digital platform for social FPS experiences created by Esben Holk @ HOUSE OF KILLING. Join the play on the twitch channel or on the interactive website Wednesday the 23nd at 20-20.45 from a computer near you.

About the Artist

Gretchen Andrew manipulates systems of power with art, glitter and code. She is best known for her playful hacks on major art world and political institutions, including Frieze, The Whitney Biennial, Artforum, The Turner Prize, and The Next American President. In these digital performances she reimagines reality with art and desire. She does this by making assemblage “vision boards” that she programs to become top internet search results. The feminine and trivialized materials of her vision boards purposefully clash with the male-dominated worlds of AI, programming, and political control they also operate within. She trained in London with the artist Billy Childish from 2012-2017. In 2018 the V&A Museum released her book Search Engine Art. Gretchen’s work has recently been featured in Flash Art, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Monopol, Fast Company, Wirtschaftswoche, The Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times.

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