Fembot Manifesto – Live performance video as well as installation during Open Studios May 2013

Roughly 90% of current voice response systems and networks are utilizing a woman’s voice. This central theme explores a woman’s voice and her role within an artificial reality. Robot voices, such as Siri tend to be women because they remind us of being in the womb. A woman’s voice is soothing and calming and reminds us of our mothers.  As depicted through science fiction and film/media female robots don’t start wars or take over ships, they perpetuate a male fantasy.  In this piece, I explore the male gaze through this psychological love affair integrating the female voice with that of a robots, a comment on how we intend to understand each other in todays digital age.

Lyrics
Moving in Space and Time
Because Language soothes the mind
We won’t harm you
Cause we, we love you…..We will be here for you
Because language soothes the mind
Moving through space and time, time, time, time
Hybridity, Modernity, Femininity, Sexuality
Lips, Machine Dreams,
Sex with machines
We won’t harm you
Cause we, we love you…..We will be here for you