Evo’s Turn

Kumbirai Makumbe
2021
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Uncanny Realitiy

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Video
Duration: 4’25”
2019

 

“Evo’s Turn” explores Makumbe’s questioning of our conceptualisation of blackness and its form. The work explores a seemingly uninhabited extra-terrestrial terrain accompanied by a monologue performed by Makumbe’s Voice clone Evo. Within this, Evo questions its own inherent blackness, as an avatar created by Makumbe, in a way synonymous to an artificial intelligence questioning its own sentience, or better yet, its ‘human-ness’.

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