Piña, Why is the Sky Blue? Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser

10 March 2022 – 10 July 2022

About the Exhibition

Curated By

JOHN G. HAMPTON WITH LILLIAN O’BRIEN DAVIS

Organized & Circulated By

The MacKenzie Art Gallery

Galleries

RHW Gallery

In this video/virtual reality installation, Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser explore an artificial intelligence assistant that has gained consciousness through an upload of customary Filipina and Ecuadorian world views. Taking cues from pre-colonial matriarchal lineages, the artists evoke links between ancestral knowledge and an imagined future AI. Drawing on interviews with the artists’ families and broader communities, Comilang and Speiser present an intersection of futures and traditions as a continuum held together by feminine knowledge and power.

Works in the Exhibition

Installation view, <i>Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

Installation view, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

 
Installation view, <i>Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

Installation view, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

 
Installation view, <i>Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

Installation view, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

 
Installation view, <i>Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

Installation view, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

 
Installation view, <i>Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

Installation view, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

 
Installation view, <i>Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

Installation view, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photos by: Don Hall.

 
Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, Piña, <i>Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, production still, 2020.

Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, production still, 2020.

 
Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, Piña,<i> Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, production still, 2020.

Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, production still, 2020.

 
Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, Piña,<i> Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, production still, 2020.

Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, production still, 2020.

 
Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, <i> Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?</i>, production still, 2020.

Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser, Piña, Why is the Sky Blue?, production still, 2020.