Irene Calderoni and Amanda Sroka (eds.), with contributions by Christina Sharpe, 2022
Softcover 80 pages Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia, and Yale University Press, New Haven ISBN: 9780876332979 Dimensions: 230mm x 180mm
Martine Syms’s Neural Swamp is an immersive installation that reflects the artist’s ongoing research into machine systems that erase or exploit Black bodies, voices, and narratives. This multichannel video presentation, created using AI technologies, engages ideas of celebrity, sports, cinema, and surveillance to explore our complex relationship with technology, ourselves, and one another. Essays offer in-depth analysis into this commission, placing it within the context of Syms’s body of work and a broader cultural and art historical framework
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Martine Syms: Neural Swamp held at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, November 5, 2021 – March 27, 2022; Philadelphia Museum of Art, May 14 – October 30, 2022.