TRASHBOT:

A video-installation project

/ We finally found her, in the darkness of a dirt road. We almost hit her/.

 

The journey to a cyborg deity via randomly accessed memories, #trash, and a techno-spiritual shed-hunting. TRASHBOT is seen from the eye of The Researcher, who, determined to uncover the truth behind a local lore, sets out to trace, map, and record her origins and the collective history she carries within her. As the search deepens, the Researcher’s own histories begin to emerge and mutate, spiraling both hunter and hunted into unchartered wilderness. 

 

TRASHBOT is a new video work of contemporary mythology that contemplates memory storage, obsolescence and the embedded algorithms of our cross-temporal bodies. A virtual world premiere by a new collaborative trio consisting of visual artist Aysha Hamouda, and performance-based artists Sarah Finn and Garvis-Giovanni Deval, for their first Philadelphia Fringe.

 

What of our personal and technological pollution are shared seeds to a collective transcendance? What do we do with all this memory, folded within each other in this seemingly limitless storage container? Where do our files merge, entangle and breakdown?

 

“What might be learned from personal and political 'technological' pollution?”

-Donna Harraway, A Cyborg Manifesto

 

“It is as if you have two distinct bodies. You have an individual body in which you exist, eat, sleep and go about your day to day life. You also have a second body which has an impact on foreign countries and whales.” -Daisy, Hildyard, The Second Body 

 

Made in collaboration by Aysha Hamouda, Sarah Finn and Garvis-Giovanni Deval.

Premiering virtually as part of FringeArts 2020.

More details/trash/etc coming soon.