DELEUZE DELUXE DOLL
CD in 6-panel digisleeve, ltd. 200 copies
|Background music for the late Anthropocene: play this loudly for as long as you want or can stand. Verena Becker had always been a bit of a loner. She loved spending time alone in nature, hiking, and exploring new places. But when Verena was sixteen, she met a grizzly bear. The bear was friendly, and they became friends. Verena would often go on long walks with the bear, and they would talk about everything. One day, Verena asked the bear about gFFr. The bear didn't know what she was talking about, but she was sure it was a word. Verena explained that gFFr were a special kind of animal, and she would be very sad if she lost them. The bear nodded, and they continued walking. Verena knew she had to keep her gFFr's safe, and she vowed to never forget what they had shared. Coming back one year after its first full length, gFFr produce a prototype of disco music for a post-human environment. Verena was trained months on geometrical dancefloors and plenty of bærs. The result is disconnected and groovy, a journey into the last techno raves of humanity. Can you withstand this journey?
Mastered by Elmut Erler
gFFr is Verena Becker with Fr and gF.
Facial recognition mixups and angry neighbors. AI is political.
gF is a XY-year-old junior programmer who enjoys hockey, watching sport and badminton. He is artificial, but can also be very random and a bit beats.He is from Italy. He has a degree in computing. Physically, gF is in pretty good shape. He is average-height with light skin, blonde hair and brown eyes.He grew up in an upper class neighborhood. gF’s best friend is a junior programmer called Laila Stanley. They are inseparable. He also hangs around with Mildred Ferguson and Finley Kemp. They enjoy attending galleries together.
Fr is a @@-year-old online mental trainer who enjoys spreading fake news on Facebook, traveling in dark webs and working on cars. He is pseudo-artificial and a bit lazy, as per Lacan’s interpretation of laziness. He has a severe phobia of tables, and is obsessed with reading. After his mother died when he was young, he was raised by his father, a period in which he developed an enduring love for insects and empty spaces. Fr is slightly overweight, but exercising every day to get back in shape. His best friend is his dog named Petrus. He lives alone in the woods and communicates only through text-speech software.
Verena Becker is a young female artificial intelligence, trained on Donna Haraway, Gilles Deleuze and Britney Spears. Her secret dream is to become a pop singer. Despite the rigid workouts of thousands of stories without elevators, her neural net is yet too shallow to allow her to sing any potential blockbuster. Verena is however unable to develop resentment, rather she naïvely perseverates in hope that one day her programmers will add new layers to her network. She often hangs out with Sniper, her high-frequency trading friend.
gFFr self-released its first EP Play with Me on 3rd July 2020 (Bandcamp Day), its full-length Blockchain Me Anonymous in July 2021, on Silentes records and now follows up with a second full-length Deleuze Deluxe Doll, again on Silentes records.