Are they names if they’re randomly generated is a new durational audio work—consisting of 14 parts—the collective audios form a monologue of episodic fiction that is spoken, recorded, and uploaded to SoundCloud each day. The audio presents the narrator as he recalls a personal account of his daily activities to the listener, and reveals his world of social homogeneity, automation, and surveillance. This world is a place where the extremities of authoritarianism play out, and the idiosyncrasies of the narrator endeavour to permeate.
Informed by philosopher Willem F.G. Haselager’s writing on robotics and autonomy, science fiction literature, and political discourse, the work will weave appropriated texts, phrases, and instructions with original material to create an abstract narrative.
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