AI Anarchies 2022
D'Andrade & Walla Capelobo
*1989 in Rio de Janeiro (BR)
Lives in Berlin (DE)
*1992 in Minas Gerais (BR)
Lives in Rio de Janeiro (BR)
D’Andrade is a non-binary musician, poet and writer. They are currently enrolled in the master’s program "Art in Context" at Berlin University of the Arts. D’Andrades conceptual approach is oriented towards Afro-futurism and decolonial theory, as well as the development of investigative works, new and counter-narratives through sound design, coding, archives, and interactions. They co-curated the interdisciplinary festival "Jardim Suspenso" in Brazil and founded the solo project "Noise Vivarium" in 2020. D’Andrades works have been exhibited at Prater Galerie, nGbK, Iwalwahaus, and the AKE ARTS & BOOK FESTIVAL in Nigeria amongst others.
During my residency, I will design, compose and write about multidimensional communities, digital poetry, and music. The project "Ultrapoetry" presents an online exhibition, distributed into three parts: games, essays, and sonic fiction. It will be created within the Mozilla Hubs platform as an online laboratory to discuss the concept of the metaverse and multidimensional communities. Thereby aesthetically exploring the creation of 3D virtual worlds through a queer and anti-colonial perspective. The digital body of the project will merge into an online archive of radical thinkers around decolonial AI.
Walla Capelobo holds a master's degree in Contemporary Art Studies from the Federal Fluminense University. She sees herself as a dark forest and fertile mud, as Transfeminist and anti-colonial. Her work as researcher and artist is characterised by the embodiment of life and regeneration. Walla Capelobo is the pedagogical coordinator of the Desculonizacion platform: "action and thought" (Mexico-Brazil). She also collaborates in CIPEI - Círculo Permanente de Estudios Independientes (Mexico-Brazil), a platform for research into counter-pedagogies and counter-visualities.
During my residency, I will research and develop the theoretical approach of the project "Ultrapoetry", co-directing a program with invited artists from Latin America and diasporic backgrounds to contribute with thoughts, writing and talks around the decline of colonialism, climate crises, indigenous resistance, afro-transfeminism and technopoetics. Through the concept of Quilombismo, raised by Abdias do Nascimento philosophy, I will create a temporary digital quilombo inside of Mozilla Hubs, together with a diverse group of thinkers, visual artists and musicians discussing multidimensional communities, metaverse, and Afrofuturism.