Sónar by Day
Startup Lisboa Beato - Fábrica do Pão
Cadie Desbiens-Desmeules (Push 1 stop) and Tetsuji Ohno (Intercity-Express) present Influenced, a new collaborative work that reflects on the increasing role technology and artificial intelligence play in the course of humanity. The 35 minute performance is based on a video installation by Desbiens-Desmeules, titled Alter Ego.
Push 1 stop turns technology back on itself, hacking Instagram’s API to expose an unfiltered glimpse of human activity before it is skewered by an algorithm. Images posted in real-time under popular hashtags are rearranged to take the form of AI generated “influencer” faces. The multi-layered work invites the viewer to reflect on the extent to which humans are both intertwined with technology and manipulated by it.