Latest News by cities

Montréal
Montréal
Latest News
Barcelona
Barcelona
Latest News
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Latest News
Mexico
Mexico
Latest News
San Francisco
San Francisco
Latest News
Tokyo
Tokyo
Latest News
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Lebanon
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Norway
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Viet Nam
Zambia
Barcelona
Buenos Aires
Dubai
Montréal
Mexico
San Francisco
Tokyo
News by City
filter
Sites by City
About
Discover MUTEK cutting edge artists

International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music

Libby Heaney's post-disciplinary art practice includes moving image works, performances and participatory experiences that span quantum computing, virtual reality, AI and installation. Her practice uses humour, surrealism and nonsense to subvert the capitalist appropriation of technology, the endless categorizations and control of humans and non-humans alike. Instead, Heaney uses tools like machine learning and quantum computing against their traditional use, to undo biases and to forge new expressions of collective identity and belonging with each other and the world.
Her work uses diverse media and modes like blurring, combining, remixing and weaving (derived from quantum physics) to unsettle or diffract standard conceptions of truth as we know it. From these foggy modes emerge strange new forms that question the distinction between fake and real, visible and invisible, private and public, the individual and the collective, especially when those categories are mediated by technology. Her projects speak to the entanglement of personal and machine agency where the power of the participatory and the collective presents a possible alternative to the hostility of state surveillance, corporate data mining, and the quantum arms race.

Ostensibly disparate, divergent, and wide-ranging, the work’s guiding questions include: What would it look like if art were able to interrupt the pace of technology to pose questions about its ethics? How can humans and non-humans join to co-author positive futures?

Who

Visual artist and quantum physicist Libby Heaney, using art as a gateway to critical discourse in the fields of new technologies.

Latest

Heaney has collaborated with Nabihah Iqbal on an AI chanting project, released as an album earlier this year.

More

The artist is currently a resident at London’s Somerset House, working on a major commission using quantum computers.

Links
MUTEKs

Barcelona: 2021

Buenos Aires: 2021

Montréal: 2021