Friday Sept 6th, 18:00-20:00
Sunday Sept 8th, 15:00-18:00.
APRIORI is a research and development group whose mission is to track emerging revolutionary alliances between plants and machines. Our research suggests that this alliance has a history reaching back to at least the 1500s. We use our research to try to understand more deeply the ‘nature’ of intelligence, and how the differences between communication and resource exchange are collapsing. The future of humanity is not at stake, but racist capitalist heteropatriarchy is.
For STAY UNFINISHED, APRIORI presents ongoing Field:Notes that track unexpected nonhuman solidarities, as well as speculative workstations for sympathetic humans. Guided Speculative Workstation/ lab times, where members of the APRIORI team are ready to assist you, are: Fr Sept 6th, 18:00-20:00, Sun Sept 8th, 15:00-18:00.
Efrén Cruz Cortés’ research is on Artificial Intelligence and the fair use of algorithms in an automated society, seen as a feedback system with internal causal mechanisms and structural constraints. E’s main interest lies in understanding the social dynamics leading to bias and inequality as evidenced by machine learning algorithms. http://weareapriori.net
ELÆ [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson] is a multimodal creative practitioner, cultural scholar and educator. They are the Founder and Creative Director of The Operating System, a radical open source arts organization and independent press, and also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. Their work employes relational aesthetics, text, installation, sound design, performance, digital tech and speculative theory in addressing the somatic, ontological intersections between persons, forms of language, and systems, as well as the study of resilient, open source strategies for ecological and social change. http://weareapriori.net
Margaretha Haughwout’s personal and collaborative artwork moves across technology and wilderness, digital networks and the urban commons, cybernetics and whole systems permaculture to antagonize proprietary regimes. Her collaborations include APRIORI, The Guerrilla Grafters, and the Coastal Reading Group. She is Assistant Professor of Digital Studio at Colgate University, and has certifications in western herbalism and permaculture. http://weareapriori.net
Suzanne Husky is a French-American artist who questions how humans have engaged with nature over the five past centuries. Using sculpture, installation, and film, she looks at how we interact in the web of life in poetic and political ways. She received an MFA from Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, and has studied and practiced horticulture and permaculture. http://weareapriori.net
Gabi Schaffzin is an artist, educator, and researcher based in Southern California. He is currently a PhD candidate in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Art Practice Concentration at University of California, San Diego. His work has been on display in galleries, public space, and at events in San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, East Lansing, and Utrecht, The Netherlands. http://weareapriori.net