During this lecture, Kananuruk will present her research practice in the field of performance and new media art, focused on exploring ways to escape humanity by transforming herself into a machine.

She will introduce her most recent pieces, her work along with contemporary dance, technology, and her own body.

From her words: “If a machine’s journey to become human starts with speech synthesis, what does a human becoming a cyborg sounds like? Becoming a machine is a very scary process, it a journey towards perfection. At least that is what people think, but why do machines have to be perfect? Being human is about making mistakes and the possibility for new meaning to occur.”

Bangkok-born, New York-based Tiri Kananuruk is a performance and new media artist. She holds a BA in Exhibition Design from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and an Master in Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her work has been shown across New York City at Culture Hub, Roulette Intermedium, Judson Memorial Church, The Firehouse Space Brooklyn and Babycastles. She recently finished her 1- year New Media Art residency at Mana Contemporary and currently, she is an artist in residence at CultureHub - New York and Barnard College, Columbia University

Her work explores the manipulation of sound in the context of technological consumerism, examining human relationships through the use of transmitted signals, natural language processing, and bodily movement.

Her first visit in Iceland occurs as part of the ongoing group exhibition “Disclaim-er” at RYMD project space, where Kananuruk will be presenting a cyborg performance called “TK1971”: 8th November during the closing reception.

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