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Cécile B. Evans

What the Heart Wants

2016

HD video (41:05 min)

The video examines what it could mean to be ”a person” in the future and how machines shape how we are ”human”.

HYPER, a powerful new system and the narrator of the video, has achieved this ultimate goal of personhood. In her future-turned-now she is joined by a range of other protagonists: an immortal cell, a memory from 1972 that has outlived the humans who would have remembered it, lab children with their robot caregiver, and a workers’ collective comprised entirely of disembodied ears.

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Cécile B. Evans

Born in the USA & in Belgium in 1983
Based in London

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