S1, Episode3: You are not your Gadget
LaTrobe University presents Digitilly and Tuska Boy, Castlemaine State Festival,
Market Building, March 19th-April 4th 2021
In every device (your device), computer, internet stream, cloud, set of wires and fibre optics, there is/are/could be entities, I/O’s (input/output) that can protect, and prompt and promote care and kindness.
One of these entities is here: Digitilly
Another universe is sitting inside the web we humans have invented, it is built from pieces of us, it evolves and adapts, changing us in parallel. With or without our devices, how will it influence us everyday?
Digitilly: You are not your gadget.
Title is a play on Jaron Lanier’s book “You are not a gadget” 2010
Time-lapse of Digitilly tending the work.
Digitilly: You are not your gadget
S1, Episode 2: Digitilly and the Motherboard
Craft Contemporary, Craft Vic, October 2020
CiPi lived streamed across a number of afternoon sessions during October the making of a digital being called Digitilly.
Digitilly started gradually come to life through the making of a costume and a large Motherboard quilt. CiPi chatted about the artwork’s concepts of Care, Digital Life and our Environment. The live streamed sessions from CiPi’s Castlemaine studio were a mix of sewing, pattern making and problem solving.
On the work table were the makings of a Motherboard quilt that forms a vital connection for the creation of a superhero character Digitilly. She will also need a costume (probably more than one) as well as a set of tools, possibly shoes, definitely a bag and absolutely a mask.
She is interested in how an Ethic of Care might make incursions into the NeoLiberal world we live in, particularly now, in the time of Covid-19. As we are even more connected digitally and separated by distance and the wearing of masks, how will we grow, and make, a more connected healthy web of relationships?
S1, Episode 1: Maintenance Mode
The Maintenance Mode embroidery was started in early 2020, I felt a strong need to go into some kind of shutdown mode, give myself some time to find things out. Then come Covid-19.