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Governance is the art collective of Rebecca Uliasz and Quran Karriem. We collectively build electronic compositions, installations, and media driven interventions that take the form of audio-visual performances and multimedia publications.
Our performance work includes custom electronic instruments, analog synthesizers, and computer systems, affected in real time by gesture, movement, and interwoven patching. We use mixtures of generative and sequenced audio and video techniques to explore ideas around technical, social, and biological systems, reconceived as audiovisual structures. Audiovisual synthesis works as a method for rendering form and environment through granular textures.
In our practice we explore the concept of noise as a genre, a method, and a term derived from cybernetic sciences. Noise is conceived as both the perturbations that steer a system, causing it to mutate in form, and a means by which we filter meaning from non-meaning, both aesthetically, technically and politically.
We view the works of Governance as an exaggeration of the performativity of knowledge production; an investigation of the gestures, affects and embodied dispositions that are culturally legible as ‘knowledge work’ and imbued with a veneer of ‘objectivity’. We seek to “shift the frame” away from the norms of scientific discourse to question the conditions of the production of knowledge itself.
The name Governance embodies our extended interest in how technological and social systems enact forms of power and powerlessness. We are committed to an artistic and scholarly practice rooted in ethics of collectivity and care.