A performance installation by Nancy Mauro-Flude
A 21st century Dada WIFI Salon. Join the performance as the Pyrate Queen sets sail on her maiden voyage.
Presented Museum of Old and New Art - DARK MOFO and Contemporary Art Tasmania
To experience the artwork remote audiences can register http://enter.divination.cc
Performance – Maiden voyage
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There will be sea shanties, frigging' in the rigging' and a jolly roger or three.
Ongoing Installation exhibited for the duration of DARK MOFO 10–19 June 2016
Divination is traditionally a method of visualising events that are not immediately physically observable. The artwork Divination highlights the ease of access to so-called private data and offers an alternative view of information we transmit on a daily basis. The audience network traffic transmissions feeds into the artwork. The event will explore bot behaviour in a satirical way as non human actors manifest as pirate girls. Pirate Girls wade through network traffic leaving a glowing dystopia of exploited data in their wake.
Divination is a complex puzzle and yet despite this, hy work orientates audience towards a formidable subject – the strategies of data retention, intelligence and mass marketing. Paradoxically, the Pyrate Queen places herself and us (as artist and audience) in positions oddly analogous to antagonists/protagonists within these structures. As Divination aesthetically trawls through data, metadata, analytics and profiling, you may even find yourself trying to make sense of what is actually at stake when a networked entity (chatbot / pirate girl) is given control of your privacy.