by Tiri Kananuruk
Deep(Artist)Talking explores the nature of deliberate mistakes in feedback systems to arrive at divergent solutions. In this live collaborative performance, a bot constantly listens, eavesdrops, and responds to humans, using imperfect machine learning techniques to reinterpret spoken words. Errors in the model help generate new and unpredictable narratives that loop back into its algorithms. Humans and machines will together create a broken conversation, a continuous poem flowing between the personal and the mechanical. Following the performance, Tiri will engage in conversation and Q&A moderated by SAM curators Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol and Syaheedah Iskandar. Deep(Artist)Talking asks: can we, humans and machines, learn and evolve from each other.
About the speaker
Bangkok-born, New York-based Tiri Kananuruk is a performance artist and researcher. Her work explores the manipulation of sound in the context of technological consumerism, examining human relationships through the use of transmitted signals, natural language processing, and bodily movement. She holds a BA in Exhibition Design from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and a MA in Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her work has been shown internationally at venues including: National Gallery of Singapore; ATT19, Bangkok, Thailand; RÝMD, Reykjavík, Iceland; Network Music Festival UK; Elecktron, Estonia; 856G, Cebu, Philippines; Currents New Media, New Mexico; Cycling '74 Expo, Massachusetts; Culture Hub, Roulette Intermedium, Judson Memorial Church, and The Immigrant Artist Biennial, New York. Tiri has lectured at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the School for Poetic Computation. She was a new media artist resident at Mana Contemporary (2019), and CultureHub New York (2020). She is the co-founder of Nuum Collective along with Mimi Yin and NiNi Dongnier and MORAKANA along with Sebastián Morale.
Creative Technologist, Producer: Sebastian Morales
Live Stream coordinator: Yuguang Zhang