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Sara Bezovšek: The Influencing Machine
A screen-recording of the webpage, 15:36
The webpage: https://the-influencing-machine.com
Produced especially for the launch of The Influencing Machine - Procedures Manual is a browser-based artwork from Slovenian artist Sara Bezovšek. The artist treats the Procedures Manual, the SCCA Network archive and all materials connected to The Influencing Machine research study and exhibition like a dataset. The result is an all-encompassing recursive spiral into the Influencing Machine itself as a cultural phenomenon, a mind map, an epic scroll, a turbofolklore, and a machine pulling the levers that control our hearts and minds.
This was initiated through a dialogue between artist Sara Bezovšek and Influencing Machine curator Aaron Moulton as a way to question the vulnerability of the archive as a portrait of reality and a way to turn the information surrounding this research into something sensory and emotional.