Arvid & Marie (NL/FR)
Arvid&Marie is a duo of artists, experience designers and technological adventurers. Inspired by popular technological hoaxes and nonsensical techno-utopist sci-fi, just as much as deeply ingrained fears and critics of technological progress, the duo is looking at the emergence of artificial entities and the alternative futures they inspire. This line of research has led them to express their otherworldly perspectives in events and exhibitions across the world, for instance by creating a self-owning machine, making replicas of products as understood by recommendation algorithms, or performing live the directives of chatbots. These pieces offer a different view on ethical tech discussions, but also experiment with marginal ideas: futures such as one where machines aim for self actualization via autonomy and fight for a legal status, or where humans become employees of machines.