Cyborg selfies  &  (dys)topic playdates

Exploring neuroqueer (dis)embodiment through the metaphor of the latent image, and the gesture of the networked self.

This series explores neuroqueer (autistic/queer) (dis)embodiment and alienation. Through a queer, posthuman and xenofeminist framework, the work brings into focus the inherently queer interbodily experiences of the neuroqueer bodymind. The work offers a narrative imagining for the neuroqueer networked self; a self joyfully enmeshed with the technological and the non-human.

In this story, the cybernetic organism has been employed as a theoretical site for the othered body, and a narrative thread woven throughout the works. The textural layers, virtual image loops, and non-human networks that emerged through this creative research are expressed through self portrait photography, textile sculptures, virtual pointcloud iterations of the sculptures, and augmented reality encounters.

The story that underpins this series sets out that the textile sculptures are dormant biomorphic beings. They become cyborg bodily additions, activated when they connect with their human counterpart. The textile biomorphic forms are self and kin; technological, botanical and material. They are materialisations of a disembodied self, an illustration of all the parts that exist within and without a neuroqueer flesh casing. Each form becomes dematerialised in the analogue and rematerialised in the digital; a virtual unfolding and refolding of self and kin.

Cyborg selfies & dystopic playdates is a story of our bodies in-between;  it is a rewriting of how we see and how we are seen. This is an offering for modes of being held and learning to hold; you, them, me and us…

Can you see me? (Max)
2022. 500 x 400mm.
Mounted giclee photographic
print on Bauhaus true rag etching.

We don’t need eyes to see…
(Cyborg face shield)
2022. 600 x 750mm.
Mounted giclee photographic
print on Bauhaus true rag etching.

File Error (Devils Snare)
2022. 16:9. 00:43.
Single channel video loop.

Audrey…
2022. Dimensions variable.
3D pointcloud, virtual iteration of
textile sculpture. Sketchfab encounter.

Hold Me (Dearest Me)
2022. 1000 x 1500mm.
Mounted giclee photographic
print on Bauhaus true rag etching.

Miette: For the lost children.
2022. 16:9. 00:19.
Single channel video loop.

Max…
2022. Dimensions variable.
3D pointcloud, virtual iteration of
textile sculpture. Sketchfab, Arloopa
AR encounter.

We don’t need eyes to see…
(Cyborg face shield)
AR encounter
2022. Dimensions variable.
Instagram filter, SPARK AR 3D virtual
iteration of cyborg face shield.

Bebe Bleu…
2022. Dimensions variable.
3D pointcloud, virtual iteration of
textile sculpture. Sketchfab, Arloopa
AR encounter.