Uninvited

(Image: Paralogical Machines, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur)

Uninvited is a horror film for machine networks and human-machine organisms. This short film is the first release from a new collaboration between Nye Thompson and UBERMORGEN, exploring the nature of perception and realism of the unknown and the terror of angst & exhaustion within emergent network consciousness.

Mimicking the programmed movements of a security camera sweeping an area, the film image itself glides across the gallery wall, projected from a constantly moving mechanical platform. The installation requires the human viewers to constantly modify their viewpoint to watch the film, following the algorithmic dictates of the machine. Since human vision no longer has primacy, the film targets an audience condensed into an evolutionary new connection between digital and organic entities.

The film is generated from tens of thousands of surveillance images captured, processed and abused by the MIRAI IoT botnet virally compromising security cameras, routers, TVs. Over the course of the last two years the CCTV images were then obsessively collated with manual and automated methods within an experimental framework of human-machine learning, creating futuristic and absurd layers of realities, time and space.

Created by NYE THOMPSON VS. UBERMORGEN
Sound: Thom Kubli
Edit: Zenker
Installation at Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in the frame work of ‘Paralogical Machines: When Images Meet Us in Space and Time’, 10 January to 17 February 2019