Rocky, the dog assistant, 2018
"Rocky, The Dog Assistant" is a re-creation of the Microsoft Office Assistant. In order to reflect on the objectification of virtual friends and their virtual communication, the user / tool relationship is presented in a contradictory dialect where the user ignores the purpose of the tool and gets lost in the possibilities of virtual experimentation.
When Rocky utters the words "Erase me if you do not like me," the piece questions the user's own awareness of power over the assistant, as well as its permission to dictate that the user can extinguish it any time.
Rocky The Dog Assistant seeks the collective memory of technology in a space where technology itself is questioned in its relationship with the human creator.
Video PAL 4:3, color, sound, 4'11'' (loop)
Group Show @ FOCO lisboa