Diana Thater sought to develop a new body of work that was focused on bio-inspired and bio-mimetic robots. Working in video, she initially investigated how these machines adapt the neurophysiology and behavior of their animal models. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thater's project ultimately pivoted to embrace the common experience of isolation. Eschewing biomimetics, this new work was inspired by a Bertolt Brecht poem and a whale who sings at a frequency seemingly incomprehensible to his peers. The work is titled Yes, there will be singing.
Yes, there will be singing
From the blog: Calling out into the Darkness: Diana Thater and Art + Technology
Artmaking is challenging. Like technological innovation, the process of artistic production is often far from linear and paved with failure. Sometimes an artist project fails because there is not enough budget, sometimes it's a technical limitation, sometimes there's not enough time, and sometimes it's just not meant to be...