“Miami has been this breeding ground for speculation and speculative capital,” says artist Alice Bucknell, on accelerating development in the beachside metropolis of her home state of Florida. “So much so that it’s even called itself the Magic City.” Talking with associate editor Jared Davis about tech and mysticism, architecture and AI for AQNB’s bi-monthly Artist Statement podcast, this latest episode with Bucknell is available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon.
Now based in London, Bucknell’s works have been exhibited by the likes of Ars Electronica with König Galerie, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and White Cube. Bucknell also organises New Mystics, an experimental publishing platform that examines the links between magic and technology through written collaborations between herself and other artists along with the language AI GPT-3, and for which AQNB is co-publishing texts on our site through September. Bucknell called in to speak on topics ranging from the mutualistic relationship between AI and humans, Disney’s strange footprint on the development of Florida, and astrology’s technologically enhanced resurgence.
Mystical Services is the latest in our Artist Statement podcast series, with past episodes featuring Terre Thaemlitz, Katja Novitskova, Rhea Dillon, Legacy Russell and more. The full episode is accessible to our subscribers right now on Patreon. Sign up now: www.patreon.com/aqnb.**