GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Serpentine Marathon 2017
Isaac Julien will be involved in the 2017 Serpentine Marathon, 'GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE!', which brings together artists, scientists, activists, engineers, poets, sociologists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, anthropologists, theologians and musicians to consider the advent of 'artificial intelligence', consciousness, interspecies cooperation, machines, trans-humanism and non-linear time.
The Marathon will seek to illuminate the ways in which these fields of exploration leave unrecognisable traces and unknowable apparitions in the present. Taking place this year at City Hall (The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA), it will be the twelfth in the series of Marathons presented by the Serpentine Galleries.
In 2015, the Transformation Marathon launched the first-ever broadcast of Serpentine Radio, the Galleries' online radio station, with twelve hours of the event taking place on stage and a further twelve hours on air. The GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon builds on this model and extends it, wherein the entire day of talks, readings and performances will be conceived for radio and broadcast online at radio.serpentinegalleries.org