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We Will Replace All Men With Machines

Nina Wakeford

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Artist Nina Wakeford resumes feminist critiques of science and technology from the 70s and 80s in this live residency

Looking at the relationship between masculinity and power, Wakeford proposes these critiques as tools for challenging current scientific and technological agendas. 

Opening the Level G Studio as studio, stage and gallery, Wakeford hosts conversations about these issues, and experiments with machine-learning speech synthesis technology. Gathering these historical and contemporary resources, she will develop a new artwork. The public spaces of the Barbican are also animated by collaboratively designed publicity materials reminiscent of 70s and 80s feminist activism. 

The project includes a screening of a 1987 video featuring influential feminist thinker Donna Haraway, audio transmissions, and live performances in the Level G Studio.

  • Performances: 6:30pm, 11–16 Mar
  • Main performance: 5pm, Sun 17 Mar

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