I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess

Ljubavnice Collective


September 29th – October 9th

Ljubavnice Collective: Tamara Bilankov, Hrvoslava Brkušić, Stella Leboš, Luana Lojić, Ivana Pipal and Ana Vuzdarić


THE SEVENTH is theconceptual construction of ours that we discover by seeking and simultaneouslyproducing information abouther.

The materials that we gather through the research are forming her fragile identity that will gradually attempt to communicate with the surroundings of the real and the virtual world. Her paradigm is the establishment of the ability to react independently to new situations. We live in a time in which technology altersthe ways of understanding of livingby now and allows us to achieve the impossible. And this is the time in which our ecosystem and our planet are collapsing, changing and vanishing before our eyes. Social changes are taking place in line with climate change, there is more and more of the unstable, of the unreal.

A look into the future displaysa climatic catastrophe and journeys to space constantly changing the position of us as subjectsin the world and at the same time testing out whether we are really the most intelligent species or just a transitional level. The human body is already changing so as to adjust to what is at hand. Thisgives roomfor thinking and working, for new possibilities. Artificial identities are part of our virtual reality and their existence in capitalist society is extremely complex. Accordingly, we wonder if we can create artificial life that will be interested in the forms outside the political platform where artificial intelligenceoften generatesthe repetitive patterns of consumerism. What can we offer to the Seventh? What kind of archive can we create for her?

The chief application of artificial networks is manifested in the search for dependence among data that are not in an exclusively linear relationship and yet can be united into a single complex input group.

The collective called Ljubavnice (She-lovers), composed of six individuals, this time has collected data so as in the future to be able to form the Seventh She-lover. She is in motion. She is moving and being transformed. She is recurrently resurging, she is the possible combination of a thousand combinations. She is, she is never the past. She is the future, soon and now.

Photo: N. Ivanović