Infinite Customisation I (2023), 57x75cm, Aluminium V Slot profile, cardboard, tiles, mosaic





This series brings together our understanding of large language models (LLMs) and the modified car club. The series reflect on the spirit of a linear surge into the future, either physically or culturally, as well as aesthetic codes that reference subcultural territory. The spirit of a linear surge is contrasted with the fact that both modified car clubs and LLMs are stewards of the past, cataloguing, preserving and reformulating things that already exist. The similarities sit uncomfortably together, complicated by different cultural value systems, one firmly rooted in the relational, and the other in industry. The Wind in the Willows character Toad of Toad Hall, a Modernist from a transitional point between the feudal and industrial, haunts the staging of these works. 

Sampling and AI generated audio is used in a performance work presented at New Contemporaries Live, which tours the audio landscape of the car, bringing different revolutions of sampled sounds and forward progress together.In a sound work commissioned by Future Artefacts, the main character from The Wind in the Willows is reimagined as a ghost navigating the subcultural. In this series Toad also takes a tour of the materiality of the present in sculptural form, sitting alongside ubiquitous contemporary material like aluminium v slot and cardboard, laser engravings of subcultural noise from the internet and craft processes.




Infinite Customisation II (2023), 43 x 73cm, Aluminium V Slot profile, cardboard





Infinite Customisation II Detail






Infinite Customisation II Detail




Infinite Customisation (2023), 16:54, full episode on Future Artefacts.fm







Infinite Customisation IV (2024), Performance with Vengaworld at New Contemporaries Live, Camden Arts Centre (2024)






Infinite Customisation IV (2024), Performance with Vengaworld at New Contemporaries Live, Camden Arts Centre (2024)






Infinite Customisation IV (2024), Performance with Vengaworld at New Contemporaries Live, Camden Arts Centre (2024)






Infinite Customisation IV (2024), Performance with Vengaworld at New Contemporaries Live, Camden Arts Centre (2024)





Excerpt from Infinite Customisation IV (2024), performance with Vengaworld at New Contemporaries Live, Camden Arts Centre (2024)
Full performance 00:06:30
Cut contains excerpts from: 00:00-00:36, 00:46-1:10, 01:32-02:14, 02:40-04:36
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