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Listen: A Short Conversation on Mistrust and Deceit



Part of the Radical Ancestry season

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In this podcast, artist in residence Andrius Arutiunian is joined by curator and writer Alessandro Vincentelli, to discuss visual and aural mistrust within the post-internet reality.

Andrius Arutiunian’s new work, The Irresistible Powers of Silent Talking (2021), investigates automated deception recognition systems, and their worrying use in border surveillance. In this artwork, a system is recreated in a virtual environment, and put under its own duress - brought to life through a voiceless, remodelled iBorderCtrl avatar.

The Irresistible Powers of Silent Talking (2021) is exhibiting at FACT until 3 October as part of Uncertain Data.

Listen to the podcast via Soundclound below.

Andrius Arutiunian

Andrius Arutiunian is an Armenian-Lithuanian sound artist and composer based in The Hague (NL). His works use hybrid media and technologies of automation, dealing with sonic artefacts, aural identities, and fluid digital presences.

Alessandro Vincentelli

Alessandro Vincentelli is a curator and writer based in the UK and in Athens, Greece. He is former Curator of Exhibitions & Research at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead where he worked for 15 years. In May 2021, he curated the new edition of an international Art and Ecology Triennial, EKO8 in Maribor, Slovenia.

This work is made possible by funding from, and is part of, a wider research project funded by the European Union, called Artsformation. Artsformation has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation strand.

Supported by the European Media Art Platform / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange programme, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.