Lecture About Myself by Kaj Duncan David

Cheekily reclaiming and exploding the omnipresent TEDTalk format, Kaj Duncan David’s Lecture About Myself (2019) is both a lecture on cybernetics and posthumanity, and an audiovisual piece for two musicians. As a fictive supercomputer delivers a treatise on artificial intelligence – both its benefits and its darker implications – Swiss-based electronic music duo reConvert (Roberto Maqueda and Lorenzo Columbo) engage in a dramatic percussive battle that seems to comment on the speaker’s ideas – and perhaps even to be guided by them.

Lecture About Myself | ReConvert & Kaj Duncan David by Niklas Ottander

Lecture About Myself | ReConvert & Kaj Duncan David

Supported by The Swiss Cultural Fund

HERETIK | Samm Anga & Veronica Petukhov

muto major perform HERETIK photo credit Eleanor Macdonald

muto major aka Samm Anga and Veronica Petukhov perform HERETIK, drawing on Nigerian storytelling traditions to suggest routes out of our increasingly dystopian present. Sonica Next Gen a unique showcase of the best young audiovisual artists in Scotland supported by PRS Foundation and PPL in association with Youth Music.

Cryptic is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner

LISTEN to Samm Anga here

Website: reconvert.org | Samm Anga @skinnysammson & Veronica Petukhov @vnc.ptk

Credit Photo ReConvert: Niklas Ottander | Photo Samm Anga & Veronica Petukhov by Eleanor Macdonald