Research and creative practice at the intersection of art, science and fiction by Becky Lyon

SKETCHBOOK

BIOTECNIC OBJECT

ENGINEERED INTELLIGENCES WILL BE BIOTECHNOLOGICAL. WE’LL

START TO SEE THESE INTELLIGENCES AS PROGRAMMED ORGANISMS,

NOT HARDWARE.

I AM WORKING ON A SERIES OF MATERIAL ARTEFACTS EXCAVATED

FROM A FICTIONAL, POST-TECHNOCENE, ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG…MANY

MILLENNIA FROM NOW.

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE UNEXPECTED TEXTURES AND

TECHNOFOSSILS UNVEIL - THE PRODUCTS OF OUR OWN TECHNOLOGY

FEEL LIKE ALIENS ON OUR OWN EARTH. THE FRAGMENTS DEFINITELY

MAYBE RESEMBLE SOMETHING BIOLOGICAL, OR GEOLOGICAL, OR IS

IT DIGITAL?

COUPLED WITH PLASTIGLOMERATE BEDFELLOWS, A RADIOACTIVE

PULSE AND COPPER CULTURE ECHOES, THE RESULTING FRAGMENTS

(?)/SPECIMENS(?) REVEAL THE FAMILIAR YET AMBIGUOUS TACTILITIES

OF A 21ST CENTURY++ MATERIAL PLANET. MICRO-LANDSCAPES

TRIGGERED BY THE HAND OF WO/MAN, COMPRESSED AND CREATED

BY THE FORCES OF UN/NATURE.

DECORATIVELY GROTESQUE FOLDS OF BIO TISSUE, PETRIFIED GELS,

PIRATED CHLOROPHYLL, PLASTIC-GORGING BIOBOTERIA - THESE

CONVERSATION OBJECTS FORM WORLDS-WITHIN-WORLDS.

THESE STUDIES FORM PART OF MUTO-GEO-NESIS, A SPECULATIVE

RESEARCH INQUIRY INTO THE MATERIAL GEOCONSEQUENCES OF

HUMAN UN/NATURE/S.

 

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Becky Lyon