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Southern Exposure: Centre for Emotional Materiality: Opening Reception+Performance
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us to celebrate the launch of the Centre for Emotional Materiality (CEM) at Southern Exposure, featuring a performance by the Awokened: Emelia Martínez Brumbaugh, Gabriel Christian, Stephanie Hewett, Sara Linck/Felix Sol Linck-Frenz, Javier Stell-Fresquez, and Randy Reyes.
CEM is a site for research on digital technologies with an emphasis on AI and its relationship to our bodies and emotions. Produced by artist Surabhi Saraf/Surabhi Saraf Studio and curated by SoEx Curatorial Council Member Sophia Wang. 2018 CEM Residents: Indira Allegra, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Tiare Ribeaux, The Black Aesthetic, Christian Nagler, and Dorothy Santos.
One of CEM’s research projects is the philosophical experiment of a mythical Artificial Emotional Intelligence named Awoke and its relationship with its believers, the Awokened. At CEM, visitors can experience Awoke, observe the rituals of the Awokened, and learn more from related research by CEM Residents.
CEM will be in residence at Southern Exposure from October 2 – November 21, 2018.
For more information and a calendar of events, please visit www.emotionalmateriality.org and www.soex.org