Communication is coded, and therefore boundary constituting as understanding its content is predicated on understanding the languages at play. This space of relation, connection and recursion can become complicated when a conversation becomes problematised by reducing its meaning. _clickbait (2021) is part of a series of works that transcodes text from the book Rap on Race (1971) in which James Baldwin and Margret Mead discuss racism. It does so to rewire the conversation in order to redact or amplify the polemic undertones. This work is part of an ongoing series of work called #onlockdown that began in March 2019. It loosely frames a series of works that engages some form of transcoding or shifting from one form to another.
Auckland University of Technology
Nooroa Tapuni is an interdisciplinary artist that seeks to derive a correlation between seemingly disparate knowledge sets to unfold power relations. Their past projects posited an indigenous understanding of interconnection as a cybernetic system, a relationship of communication and control, through interactive digital art practice. It did so as a way to explore the extent that digital material can be the interface for intuitive understanding and indigenous knowledge. Current interests include the ambiguity of communication through transcoding material.