Ancestral Wisdoms – Ifeatu Nnaobi
Date: Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 October
Location: Central Library
If you could ask your ancestors (living or dead) a question, what would it be?
This interactive installation invites participants to join in a conversation across continents and across time. A customised Artificial Intelligence platform receives queries from members of the public and generates answers at random, offering advice gained from generations past.
Will your burning questions chime with a voice echoing down the ages? Acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Ifeatu Nnaobi’s latest project uses AI technology to explore questions about connection, heritage and displacement.
Part of the Digital Democracies commissioning programme.
About the Artist
Instagram – @ifeatunnaobi
Vimeo – vimeo.com/user74421981
About the Commission
Ancestral Wisdoms has been produced by Lighthouse and commissioned through Digital Democracies. A two-year programme led by Threshold Studios and supported by Arts Council England. Digital Democracies connects three UK-based commissioning festivals, Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture (Produced by Threshold Studios), Freedom Festival (Produced by Freedom Festival Arts Trust) and Brighton Digital Festival (Directed by Lighthouse), along with a network of associate partners and collaborators across the UK.