Predictive Biography
video installation
runtime 10min
dimensions variable

Predictive Biography is based on a biographical text co-authored by the artist and his phone. Using the predictive texting feature which learned syntactical and vocabulary patterns, it re-constructed formative and anecdotal events of the artists' biography.
The animation was created using a motion capture of lip-syncing Siri as she reads the biography. While the script for the projection relied on my phone adapting to my personal use of language, the animation process demanded that I conform my speech to Siri's rhythm, speed, and emphasis. The result is a piece that compounds the data-based and IRL selves, reality and fiction, into an image of self that understands itself as a acknowledgment and reconciliation of online and offline reality, rather than two separate identities existing independently from each other.