Gosia Wojas

Artist and researcher working with print and text, moving and still image, sculpture and performance to consider sites of control as well as resistance, while drawing on references from activist interventions, feminist narratives and avant-grade aesthetics.



Based in Los Angeles, CA.


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01.22
Touching-Touched
Essay published in
@FlatJournal
Issue 2


01.24 & 01.31.21
GLAMFA CSULB
Another round of manifesto writing workshops: CARE AS DISCIPLINE; co-organized with Ana Baginski, PhD and Silvi Naçi


10.11 & 10.25.20
UCLA New Wight Biennial
HOPE AS DISCIPLINE -manifesto writing workshop; organized in collaboration with Ana Baginski, PhD and Silvi Naçi


04.14.19
California Institute of the Arts
The Absent Museum
with guest speaker, Madin Lopez, founder of ProjectQ


07.18
Gdańsk, Pl
Łaźnia Contemporary Art Center
Symptomatic Eruptions of the Avant Garde: Martine Syms, Stanya Kahn,
Mary Reid and Patrick Kelley, 
Kim Schoen (curatorial)


05.16
Los Angeles, CA
Feminist Center for Creative Work
Against the Grain: experimental films by Polish women artists; discussion by Aniko Imre, PhD and Eve Oishi, PhD (curatorial)




 

Gosia Wojas

Artist and researcher working with print and text, moving and still image, sculpture and performance to consider sites of control as well as resistance, while drawing on references from activist interventions, feminist narratives and avant-grade aesthetics.

Based in Los Angeles, CA.

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"I am speaking" 2021, an Eliza modified chatbot code.


I am speaking is a modified chatbot code, based on Eliza, the first chatbot algorithm written in 1964 by an MIT engineer. Eliza was a computer program based on the Rogerian psychotherapy model - it was programed to use empathy, compassion and unconditional positive respect to communicate with its user. Its passivity and servitude seemed to reflect its times. However, many chatbot algorithm designs have since followed with the same model. I am speaking is a modified algorithm being continually updated with new 'stock' phrases, expressions and responses that expand its syntactical capacity with theories of feminism, beyond the gender-based and biased epistemologies. "I am speaking" was a statement spoken by Kamala Harris at the Vice Presidential debate to the 2020 US election.