STEVEN LEVON OUNANIAN: Artist talk

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December 12, 19:00

Steven talked about failed attempt at meeting God, robot he’s made for his mother and the future in general.

I explore contracts between peoples, and enjoy collaborating, especially with unwitting participants. Through such collaborative experiments, I generate videos, performances, objects, and situations that try to unravel what it means for people to be human, together. Technology (from crude phones to synthetic biology) has challenged what it means to be human on a fundamental level. Somehow there is an element of ventriloquism or puppetry that occurs as we associate with this technology. I enjoy exaggerating this phenomenon, giving our external techno-social identities agency and voice, watching what happens when they get out of control.

www.stevenlevon.com

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photos by nvard yerkanian

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