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ubermorgen, nye thompson
Uninvited
Experimental film | mp4 | color | 13'17'' | Austria | 2020
UNINVITED The world’s first horror movie for and by machines. An emergent Network Organism scans and breathes in the world for the first time through millions of virally abused CCTV cameras. Zoom. Enhance. Rekognise. Fear. Nothing makes sense. Data cannot be (p)arsed. Machine Learning Nothing. Hallucinogenic & locked down, vulnerable and oscillating between instability, lust, and aggression the Monster strains to define its own existence and distributed agency. Birth of a nation & auto-requiem. And you are, Uninvited.
Artist Nye Thompson (UK) is known for her experimental software architectures exploring network-embedded power dynamics and machinic visions of the world. In 2016 her first solo show was described by C4 News as “too shocking to broadcast”, becoming global clickbait and triggering an international government complaint. Since then she’s exhibited at venues including Tate Modern, The Barbican, The V&A, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica. Her work has been featured on BBC, C4, CNN, the Guardian and Wired. She’s been called "the new Big Brother" (Vogue) and "a contemporary Jacques Cousteau" (Bob & Roberta Smith). UBERMORGEN (AT/CH/US) is an artist duo founded in 1995. Autistic actionist lizvlx and pragmatic visionary Hans Bernhard are net.art pioneers and media hackers widely recognized for their high-risk research into data & matter, conceptual art, and polarising social experiments. CNN called them 'Maverick Austrian Business People' during their Vote-Auction online project. They reached a global audience of 500 million while challenging the FBI, CIA, and NSA during the US presidential election. In 2005, they launched their acclaimed EKMRZ Trilogy, a series of conceptual hacks – Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir, and The Sound of eBay. UBERMORGEN controls 175 domains.