Ekheo symbolise their artistic bound through the creation of their so-called digital child LEEWA, expanding the idea of motherhood and reflecting on ethics of voice, gender and AI. LEEWA is digitally born during the Silicon Friends Residency in Austria in July 2021 with the help of 12 fellow humans and a GPT3 based oracle.
An audio and video work done in collaboration with Naoto Hieda. The audio material consists of processed human voices, AI voice emulation and analogue synthesizers. The visuals are coded live by visual artist and coder Naoto Hieda on Hydra.
This work war realised for the 2-day Symposium Conversation with Computers organized by the net culture initiative servus.at in cooperation with the Department of Time-based Media of the University of Art and Design Linz.
The symposium addresses contemporary artistic research in the field of AI, focusing on new languages that emerge between humans and machines, but also how work and communication are facilitated through technological means. The discursive event is accompanied two workshops and exhibition of artistic works produced during the Silicon Friends Camp, a 5-days retreat with 15 artists in the austrian alps that took place last summer.