Acontinuous robotic performance, which extends from a previous work (ˌnɑnkə ˈmjuːnɪkəbəl) commissioned by GoMA in Glasgow. These performing robotic organisms respond to the actual space with movement and sound by collecting live air pollution data. The organisms feed off of the air pollution, creating a burbling soundscape. Live-streamed to the virtual universe full of gelatinous sheaths generated by the audience's presence, pumping out quenelles of meaning together.
A multi-layer, surreal performance, creating a present perpendicular world where the organic and artificial, the real and virtual, are disjointed yet merged. Dritt-foppy-gop dittly dink, dritty-foppy-gop dittly dink dittly-dritty-gop quink.
"We Pretended It Wasn't Green" is an immersive art project that takes viewers through a surreal world where nature, perception, and climate ecosystems blur. The installation features a live generative animation showcasing a frog and enchanting mushrooms intricately woven into a constantly changing narrative influenced by real-time earth data from satellites spinning above us.
As climate change continues to affect our planet, "We Pretended It Wasn't Green" reflects our collective denial and apathy towards the environmental crisis. The project highlights a disorienting contrast: a world where the vibrant green hues of nature are distorted and manipulated, representing our tendency to ignore the consequences of our actions. Within this distorted reality, the mushrooms become silent witnesses, existing on the brink of vulnerability yet potentially outliving us all. In this disorienting world, where evidence does not seem to carry much weight, we cannot ignore the green.
“People think that they sell oil, but in fact, they are becoming oil.” Viktor Pelevin
When we were single-cell organisms we existed in the absence of competition, essentially living forever in stasis. Evolution invites competition. Competition creates capitalism. Capitalism births corporations which strive towards a homogenous world. In the absence of competition, the corporation becomes a single-celled organism.
This multi-layer, surreal, performance, sees Wright imagine a near future where organic and artificial are indistinguishable and the world coming together might bring its own problems.
Tiny robotic organisms, feeding off real-time pollution readings in the city, create a soundtrack for Wright's spoken word performance.