The artwork Manifestos of Strange Becoming by Seeker_of_True-files is on show at the ACM SIGGRAPH exhibition: The Urgency of Reality in a Hyper Connected World.
Artist Statement by (c) Dr Lila Moore, 2018:
The artwork consists of a series of online videos which unfolds the musings of Seeker_of_True-files, an identity defined as a tech enveloped nous, a prototype tech-mind, and an active tech-thought-form. Seeker_of_True-files originated from an auto-communication process during a Networked Rite. Auto-communication is an anthropological concept that relates to psychic and altered modes of communication during the practice of rituals. This mode of communication is typical of shamanic, mystical as well as artistic practices. Seeker_of_True-files is a representative of the mindset of cyberception that networked life and ritual stimulate. Cyberception is a technoetic term by Roy Ascott that implies a comprehension that arises when dry digital systems and moist biological systems interlock and...
I am honoured to share the news of the recently published journal; A Tribute to the Messenger Shaman: Roy Ascott. It includes an article by me in which I explain my interrelations with Ascott's concepts as expressed in a body of works and theoretical writings. The title of my article is: The Shaman of Cybernetic Futures: Art, Ritual and Transcendence in Fields of the Networked Mind.