Are they names if they’re randomly generated is a durational audio work. Consisting of 10 parts the collective audios form a monologue of episodic fiction that has been spoken, recorded and uploaded to SoundCloud over a period of 10 days. The audios present the narrator as he recalls a personal account of his daily activities to the listener and reveals his world of social homogeneity, automation and surveillance. This world is a place where the extremities of authoritarianism playout and the idiosyncrasies of the narrator endeavour to permeate.

Informed by philosopher Willem F.G. Haselagers writing on robotics and autonomy, science fiction literature and political discourse the work weaves appropriated texts, phrases and instructions with original material to create an abstract narrative.

 

 

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