AI Dreams for My Drone Sister is a virtual exhibition that provides a glimpse at a retrospective of Anna Nazo’s performances with the drone, AI poetry and brainwave CGI.
Anna Nazo is a London-based performance artist, researcher and educator whose practice engages computing technologies, philosophy and science. Her practice and research involve artificial intelligence (AI & indigeneity, AI poetry, AI narratives), aviation technology (drones, swarm intelligence), neurotechnology, decentralized ecosystems (metaverse, DAOs, NFTs) and ecological sustainability. Within live digital-physical audiovisual performance, Anna’s work investigates questions of intelligence diversity, distributed forms of sensuousness, digital queer ecologies, and ethics of technology. It looks at ways of understanding intelligence and liveness in relation to nonconscious cognition, quantum reality and sympoietic complexities. Her performances operate on spoken word poetry that she co-write with artificial intelligence (AI poetry), sound and imagery that are computer generated live (real time CGI) from her brainwave data (EEG), and drone performance.
This retrospective includes drone storytelling (follow the drones to read 'Artificial Grief: Distribution of the Sensuous'), 360-degree archival video materials and AI poetry excerpts from the performances Flame 2.0, Devia, Granular Silt, Fractal Lymph, Phasing Never and Blue. The 3D environment was designed in collaboration with Megan Irusta Cornet.