Ecosext AI


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Ecosexts are sexts from lovers across the ecological spectrum of beings and objects. Almost like short poems or haikus, the sexts initially emerged during a residency in Hokkaido, Japan in 2016 and they were later compiled into a small book (published through Particle books). For Real Life Fantasies curated by Patrice Sharkey (2017), the sexts are delivered individually via an SMS AI chatbot, just text ‘sext me’ to the phone number displayed in the video, anytime, anywhere.
Delving into romance, absurdity, science and senses, the sexts attempt a non-human perspective, yet they are inevitably anthropomorphic, exemplifying the human limitations in truly imagining the world from the point of view of a crayfish, crystal, or millipede. Drawing from the endless variations of sex happening all around us, the ecosexts call into question constructed ideas around what is ‘normal’ or ‘natural’ when it comes to sex. There is no such thing as ‘nature’, only our perception of it.moongif4

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Installation view at Real Life Fantasies, West Space, Melbourne. Image by Christo Crocker

+ created for Real Life Fantasies. Curated by Patrice Sharkey, participating artists – Katherine Botten, Lara Chamas, Kaiwarr Clancy, Saskia Doherty, Hana Earles, Brighid Fitzgerald, Natasha Madden, Rafaella McDonald, Alice McIntosh, Lillian Palser Barto, Nell Pearson, Sam Petersen, Ander Rennick, Zoe Wong