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Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Henrique Fagundes Opened April 1st, 2022 View 3D Gallery
Poster image for Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Statement:

"Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is an exercise of imagining myself and imagining my family in a futuristic scenario. What scenario would this be where we could get there? What would we have to do? What sacrifices would we have to undergo?

Based upon the poem by Richard Brautigan, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, and inspired by the ideas of the book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, by Shoshana Zuboff, the exhibition works on the idea of a dystopian Brazilian scenario, where the right to privacy has been exploited by the digital future. Instead of a cyberpunk reality, the experience tries to idealize a cyberFUNK reality, more fit to Brazilian paradigms.

Special thanks to Ariane, Juno, Nog4yra and Samuel, for the support and for donating their physical bodies for me to recreate them in this fiction.

Thanks to Nog4yra for providing the soundtrack for 2 of the 4 spaces in the ehxibition.

Thanks to Benny, Sammie, Don, and all the NAC team that supported me through this art residency.

Thanks to my father, mother, sister, grandparents and relatives.

Artworks in this space:

MachineofLovingGrace#M05BSqMcSr

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace I like to think (and the sooner the better!) of a cybernetic meadow where mammals and computers live together in mutually programming harmony like pure water touching clear sky. I like to think (right now, please!) of a cybernetic forest filled with pines and electronics where deer stroll peacefully past computers as if they were flowers with spinning blossoms. I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace. Richard Brautigan

Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Henrique Fagundes

"Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is an exercise of imagining myself and imagining my family in a futuristic scenario. What scenario would this be where we could get there? What would we have to do? What sacrifices would we have to undergo? Based upon the poem by Richard Brautigan, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, and inspired by the ideas of the book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, by Shoshana Zuboff, the exhibition works on the idea of a dystopian Brazilian scenario, where the right to privacy has been exploited by the digital future. Instead of a cyberpunk reality, the experience tries to idealize a cyberFUNK reality, more fit to Brazilian paradigms. Special thanks to Ariane, Juno, Nog4yra and Samuel, for the support and for donating their physical bodies for me to recreate them in this fiction. Thanks to Nog4yra for providing the soundtrack for 2 of the 4 spaces in the ehxibition. Thanks to Benny, Sammie, Don, and all the NAC team that supported me through this art residency. Thanks to my father, mother, sister, grandparents and relatives.

Espada de São Jorge