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Enter Brooks’ garden, a place capable of saving and storing the Earth’s memories called the Synaptic Lineage. Brooks, a gifted neuroscientist gone rogue, uses her copyrighted Neuronal Migration Service (NMS), to transport and heal burdensome memories in underground brain salons, the Neurocosmotology Labs. Dycrillic, Brook’s canine companion, opens an AR portal through his all-seeing third eye to a place where histories, knowledge and culture coalesce.
Look up and you’ll meet the Biblio Dataist, a glitchcore entity and neuron pruner watching from above as memories are deposited and archived into a forest of trees. Individuals can contribute their own memories via brain parachutes to the arboreal servers, and repositories for the safe docking of future memories.
Encrypted: [AR]boreal Servers is a new Augmented Reality work by Hyphen-Labs x Ash Baccus-Clark, commissioned for Soho Photography Quarter. Designed as a site-specific public artwork, the artwork is accessed through a website address using your mobile device.
Hyphen-Labs is an ether-based design duo, led by Ece Tankal and Carmen Aguilar y Wedge that explores absurdities, fantasies, and coincidences at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. Charting a path between the profound and the absurd, their work offers reflections upon the relationships and contradictions encountered on digital platforms and in the physical world exploring how art can be used as a tool of intervention and immersion. With backgrounds in architecture and engineering Ece and Carmen use technologies as tools and societal apparati to organize our species in alternative ways reworking the boundaries of materiality and imagination. Hyphen-Labs live and work in London and San Francisco.
Ash Baccus-Clark is a Los Angeles and Berlin-based Molecular & Cellular Biologist and multidisciplinary artist who uses new media and storytelling to explore themes of deep learning, cognition, memory, race, trauma, and systems of belief. In her work with Hyphen-Labs, Ash served as the Director of Brand Marketing & Research, writing and producing an award-winning immersive installation project, NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism (NSAF), a three-part digital narrative that sits at the intersection of product design, virtual reality, and neuroscience that was originally inspired by the lack of multidimensional representations of Black women in technology.
NSAF incorporates object-based design, virtual reality, and cognitive impact research that reimagines the future of Black women in STEM fields.