knowbotic research, macghillie_just a void, 2008 – 2012

macghillie_just a void, knowbotic research

knowbotic research deals with phenomena of visibility and presence as well as with the translation between different systems of meaning: Performative and installative works in the public space confront real-world scenarios with semi-fictional test cases. The figure MacGhillie – clothed in a typical camouflage suit and without attracting attention either as an individual or as a person at all - seeks out urban locations.

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Gilles Aubry / Stéphane Montavon, Cairo Talking Heads, 2006/2017

Cairo Talking Heads, Gilles Aubry / Stéphane Montavon

Cairo Talking Heads is an audio blog by Gilles Aubry and Stephane Montavon documenting their art residency in Cairo in 2007. During the course of six weeks, they acted as "acoustic mirrors" for individuals in the city, recording oral speech fragments by various activist bloggers faced with censorship.

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