The Naturestrip commission supports artists and musicians who critically engage questions of nature through the prism of sound and listening.
WED 20 Apr 2016
630PM – 830PM
Carlton Connect Initiative
LAB-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton
Liquid Architecture, Carlton Connect Initiative and Naturestrip present ‘Mechanical Cognition’, a program of performative talks and artistic explorations of mechanical sentience and human awareness by Benjamin Kolaitis, Antoinette J. Citizen and Nathan John Thompson.
Benjamin Kolaitis will present 2° Tight, a new work commissioned by Naturestrip and Liquid Architecture. 2° Tight poses the question, “Would our behaviour change if our immediate mortality was personally threatened by climate data and statistics”. In partial answer, Kolaitis has re-constructed a mechanical business necktie – an industrial makeover for the workwear icon that is a symbol of business and politics – and incorporated a robotic function that tightens the necktie in accordance with collected data used to measure current states of global warming.