YOU, ME AND THE GMAIL ROBOT - WITH EMMA BERRY

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An ongoing project in exchange, taking the form of dialogues, exhibitions, zines, writing and emails.

Using the google mail app (a tool that is commonly associated with the corporate world) the content shared between the pair becomes legitimised. Through appropriating the formalities of the Gmail application; in this case the automatic reply algorithm/feature, this other entity becomes entangled within the conversation we share and a mediator for our collaborative engagement.

The algorithm interprets the emails and suggests a reply; “Cool, thanks!”, it one day says, and “I miss you” the next. Giving a sense that we are  being quietly and politely observed by this algorithmic outsider, as it attempts to intercept the conversation, this intrusion validates the method of our collaborative practice; holding our conversations accountable to this third-party. Thus becoming a collective work between Liv, Emma and the Gmail Robot.