Rituals in Liquidity 2017
For the second talk during her Research Fellowship, Maggie Roberts aka Mer presented two 0rphan Drift projects, Black Waters ghost prescient (2015) and Unruly City (2016), discussing them both as collaborations with the unknown (hyperobjects, ancient and futural machines and predictive technologies).
Unruly City 2016
Unruly City premieres segments from a new 0rphan Drift media project, also titled Unruly City, alongside selections of related work by 0D collaborators Ranu Mukherjee and Mer Maggie Roberts. Unruly City is built around Hexagram 49 of the I-Ching, presented to the artists during a reading intended to guide this project. It charts a course through a shifting urban imaginary emerging in the shadow of climate change and bio-capital, creating an amalgamation of potential spaces, materialities and creaturely life.
Matter Fictions 2016
Matter Fictions addresses fiction as a mode of producing reality as well as the significance of matter—animal, vegetable, mineral, hybrid—beyond binaries. Recounting a partial history of our relation with matter, the eponymous exhibition at Museu Coleção Berardo (May 4–August 21, 2016) explored how the crossover between cosmological narratives, spatial revolutions of concrete poetry, and hypertextual and territorial fictions might impact our understanding of human agency in a time that calls for action on climate change and technocratic policies.
Everting the Virtual 2016
0rphan Drift’s Maggie Roberts gave a marathon presentation of 0d’s work to date, lasting over an hour and a half and hosted by Goldsmiths University’s Visual Cultures Department. Everting the Virtual was the first annual talk Maggie presented during her 3 year Research Fellowship with the department, starting in 2016.
Ghost River GIR 2015-2018
Ghost River GIR, forthcoming, is a video work of speculative fiction centered around a city and its virtual double. It reimagines the urban as porous, interspecies and terraformed- both ancient and impossible. It is a search for visual and aural forms that can relate the strange, yet common, sense of touching the future in so many surfaces, and of deep changes occurring in front of our eyes.
Black Water ghost prescient 2015
‘Black Water ghost prescient’ amplifies the darkening waters and turbulent ocean of the 2014 ‘Shadow Operators’ video, and explores a liquid future inhabited by ghostly hooded observers. It is in some ways a beginning for the GIR project, currently in development.
Shadow Operators 2014
Shadow Operators was commissioned for Sounding The Counterfactual at Goldsmiths College in June 2014. The video was screened with work by AudInt (kode 9’s Steve Goodman) and Plastique Fantastique. Shadow Operators also screened in the exhibition ‘Schizo Culture’ at Space Gallery, London 2014, along with work by CCRU and Plastique Fantastique then shown in ‘Grotto Heaven’, CAC Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. December 2014.
CTM13 Berlin 2013
You Its Eyes 94-13. This remix for the Death Of Rave and Virtual Futures programme, was commissioned by Annie Goh and showcases the best of 0D’s 90’s video with tracks made by longtime collaborator Ocosi and Kode 9.
Cyberpositive Relaunch 2012
In 2012, the future this book was projected from, this book was re-launched by the Cabinet Gallery “to acknowledge a legacy and a history, but also the enduring relevance of the work”.
Delphi Carstens Hyperstition Tedx 2013
Capetown held a very successful series of Tedx Talks in 2012, which are all available on YouTube. Delphi Carstens talked on the core subject of his phd, Hyperstition, in relation to current global concerns and frequencies. He spoke with a specially edited 0rphan Drift video playing behind him.
A Wilderness of Elsewheres 2009
‘A Wilderness of Elsewheres’ is an audiovisual project by 0rphan Drift which takes its name from Robert Smithson’s 1971 essay “A Cinematic Atopia”. In its first iteration, Colony 1. it is presented as a two-screen installation in which dark abstract video spaces flow into bright photographic landscapes, populated and de-populated by collages of architecture and fashion, cut and scanned from contemporary print publications.
Liquid Lattice 2007
‘Liquid Lattice’ is the result of a second collaboration between 0rphan Drift and CCRU, commissioned by John Russell for his ‘FT 3, New Ultra Becoming’ – the third volume of ‘Frozen Tears’ 2005, collections of writings from the edges of society, sanity, taste. Completely fantastic.