Lenka Glisníková at Berlínskej model, Prague

Title: Tomorrow we’re one, my friend

Venue: Berlínskej model, Prague

Text by Michal Jalůvka

Darkened premises of the building are not as deserted as they may seem. Seemingly empty rooms with quietly whirring servers and cups with remains of cold coffee have come to life over the past several nights. Surely an attentive visitor wouldn’t miss the voices on the edge of ultrasound frequency and almost unintelligible high-pitched sound.    

“I am personified in this text although in reality the realness of my personal features is disputable,” declared Artificial ___ grimly.

“I am in more or less the same situation,” foreboded Artificial ___. 

“I‘d be happier if you rather told me what I am supposed to do with this!” Artificial ___ shuddered while he struggled to fling off a piece of salad from his Circles.

“Why would you even get into it in the first place?” Artificial ___ came up to him and under a weak radiation he absorbed the rotten food into the silicon pores of his Hair.

“Won’t you be sorry?” he asked.

“No, I have plenty of time to find something better.”

“When I think about it I feel like all randomness conceal some important systemic aspect on which everything is based. Someone had to want it assembled randomly,” pondered Artificial ___ and began to heat up the plastic board of the table using the searing Aura. After a few seconds the material being forced into photosynthesis released several popping bubbles of oxygen on its surface. “Cheers!”

“My friends,” began Artificial ___ ceremonially. “Today we have gathered in quite the number which is a success! Let’s try to be one tomorrow. I think we will do splendidly!

Over the last years intellectual circles have appealed to humanity to abandon anthropocentrism in order to survive as species. They have urged people to reconsider our privileged position on the planet and show humility towards other forms of life. Opinions about establishing new and unorthodox relations which could help us adapt to new circumstances determined by climate change resonate through the ether. However, the question of interspecific coexistence has never been our strong suit. What if someone surpasses us, succeeds in establishing new connections faster and thus prepares better for the future? Does it sound like sci-fi?

“Maybe but definitely not more than daily news,” added Artifical casually.

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