by Ronnie Angel Pope x Connie Bakshi
Three 3D printed PLA pieces, 3x3x3in (7.62×7.62×7.26cm) each
MP4 (No Audio) | 1920x1440px | 0:16
Leitmotif, Nihilist, Epitome lives between the inner and outer life of language, where the fabric of identity would be shaped by singular words. Created in collaboration with machine intelligence, a persona is birthed from the text of Ronnie Angel Pope’s verse. The installation pairs a silent AI-generated narrator with its emergent speech organs — synthetic mouths frozen in the first murmur of the last three words of the poem. Together, the pieces magnify the word defined in isolation, the anatomy it would shape, and the distance rendered between the read and the tell.
Through a mediation between data and matter, the work examines the social codifications that would separate the unspoken from the perceived, the external from the internal, the human from the other. And in the absence of translation between objective definition and subjective experience — the artist would ask, ‘what is lost’?
Featured in POÈME SBJKT, an exhibition of works of literature both on and off the blockchain that enhance, reinvent, and reimagine the relationship between text and image, analog and digital, blurring and challenging the lines that seek to divide.
POÈME SBJKT was curated by theVERSEverse in partnership with L’Avant Galerie Vossen and took place at Librairie Métamorphoses from May 25 – July 15, 2023.
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The enlightened proletariat’s chip on the shoulder. Reading without recourse to talk it over.
Tripping over pronunciations.
Leitmotif, Nihilist, Epitome.