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Pup & Blubber, 2019
Block 336, Brixton

Mixed media video installation, 12 minutes

Wood, fans, musical chimes, stage lights, dmx syncing software, water, pond material 

In Pup & Blubber, the exhibition’s central characters (from which the show takes its title), are a quiet TV presenting duo, like the sombre ghosts of Ant & Dec or Sooty & Sweep. The double act attempt to explore human-machine interaction, taking us from the largest tech conference in the world to a tiny puppet theatre. The video considers the possibility for quotidian and staged ways of travelling outside of the body, in a process whereby an individual can insert their consciousness into non-living ‘hosts’, like cuddly toys, puppets, robots and data.

Read essay written by Louise Benson

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