MODIFY THE LOSS features feminist tactical media by @sarahciston Nov16-Dec14 @feminist_ai
Feminist.AI presents MODIFY THE LOSS, a solo exhibition by LA-based artist and experimental writer Sarah Ciston. Featuring new and ongoing works from a bot that explains feminism to online misogynists, to an interactive audio sculpture that uses AI to encourage self-compassion, each piece in MODIFY THE LOSS acts as queer feminist tactical media to amplify the absurd and tender aspects of our entangled encounters with technology and each other.
Together these works ask: What are alternative modes of embodied, restorative processing—processing of code, processing of trauma? How do we write, re-write, iterate over, and collaborate on the codes and stories we carry with us?
Throughout the show, which runs Nov 16–Dec 14, Ciston uses the gallery as a collaborative research lab to further develop the artworks, perform in the space, and respond with audiences in recursive feedback loops.
About the Artist
Sarah Ciston (she/they) makes computational media art and writes in prose, poetry, and Python. Named one of San Francisco Weekly’s “Best Writers Without a Book,” their work has appeared in Ada Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology; ZYZZYVA; Hobart; and is forthcoming in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. They hold an MFA from UC San Diego and are an Annenberg Fellow in Media Arts + Practice at USC, where they lead Creative Code Collective—a student community for learning programming with an interdisciplinary, intersectional approach.
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