John Wild is a London-based artist who works across performance, sound, text, code, electronics and machine learning to research the futures imminent within digital technology.



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John Wild is a London-based artist who works across performance, sound, text, code, electronics and machine learning to research the futures imminent within digital technology.



︎︎︎ News
︎︎︎ Selected Projects
︎︎︎ Email
︎︎︎ Instagram
︎︎︎ Bandcamp




INTERFERENCE SPORES 2.0

Internal mycelium communication signals sending disruptive interference waves into the WIFI network.

Showcased as part of the Radical Matter exhibition at Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab (AIL) in Vienna.

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INST-2024

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RHYTHMS FROM THE ELECTRONIC NOOSPHERE

Field recordings of AI servers merged with real-time data streams, accompanied by live, improvised dance by Ciar Wild and Violet Savage.

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NOISE—2023

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WORKSHOP: INTERFERENCE SPORES || BECOMING OCTOPUS

Rethinking AI though mycelium networks and meditations on becoming Octopus.

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WORKSHOP—2023

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INTERFERENCE SPORES

Interference Spores is an augmented mycelium network that amplifies its internal electrical communications using its neural-like spikes in electrical activity to black out attached lights and broadcast signals on the same frequency as WIFI networks.

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INST-2023

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SIGNALS & MEAT

Live noise performance at Iklectik.

RADIUS: The one thing we can't produce is Robots. Our machines spew out bloody lumps of flesh. Formless fragments of fat and Offal. The skin won't hold to meat, or meat to the bone. R.U.R.

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NOISE—2023

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SIGNALS & MEAT 

Live noise performance at nnnnn x telegrafia.

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NOISE—2023

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INTIMACY OF MUTATION

Intimacy of Mutation explores the algorithmic gaze of machine learning to investigate how ‘the digital’ unfolds within bodies.

Originally printed in Radical Matter Journal
 
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IMG-22

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MACHINIC DREAMINGS OF LIMEHOUSE FORESHORE

Machinic Dreamings focus on the Limehouse Foreshore just below the towers of Canary Wharf. They bring together multiple conflicting systems: the tides of the Thames, machine learning algorithms used for high-speed trading, the growth patterns of green algae and electrical signals produced by the brain while daydreaming.

Machinic Dreamings are the research output of John Wild's year-long Art + Tech Residency at SPACE

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INST-21

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THE MACHINIC DREAMS THE FUTURE INTO BEING

The Machine Dreams the Future into Being is an experimental short film. The film is a machine learning latent space animation created using a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained on an original data set. Animated machine learning Images are overlayed with a speculative sci-fi narrative highlighting how machine learning algorithms are instrumental in mining and ultimately altering the future through automated high-speed trading.

Selected for CRASSH ‘Breaking the Frame’ film festival 2022.

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FILM-21

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RADIO INTERVENTIONS

An overview of five radio interventions carried out over eighteen years.

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NOISE—3/23

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DRIFTING THE DIGITAL CITY

How does it feel to walk the streets when the city has been expanded by technologies that blur the boundary between the physical world and the digital realm?

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DRIFT—4/23


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DARK FIBRE NETWORK DRIFT

Under the streets of East London runs a network of dark fibre.

John Wild will lead a Dark Fibre Network Drift – walking the rout of underground fibre-optic cables linking seven of the core data centres that form the London Internet Exchange.

Organised by RCA Walkative Society.

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DRIFT—2019


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SONIC CARTOGRAPHY

Sonic Cartography maps the psychic terrain of the city through sound works that bring together the felt experience, political ambience and hidden infrastructures of place.

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NOISE—12/17

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INVISIBLE GEOGRAPHIES 50-6000MHZ

Invisible Geographies 50-6000MHz is an evolving performance that explores the invisible terrain of machine to machine communications. The material infrastructure of the electronic noosphere.

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NOISE-4/

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THE NETWORK

A dysfunctional network of devices, creating an invisible geography of wireless communications, as devices try and fail to establish contact, calling out to each other through unanswered electromagnetic signals.

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INST-16

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08 I/0 DIGITAL EXTRACTIVISM

"The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" (The Economist, 2017)

This article spotlights a selection of my work concerned with the economy of data.
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764—39/23
Doc—45456