Why I Want to Fuck Elon Musk

Rourke, Daniel. 2021. Why I Want to Fuck Elon Musk. [Exhibition Catalogue]

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In their space race the gurus of the NewSpace movement are expanding an imaginary that hybridizes individualism, libertarianism, neoliberal economics, counterculture and utopianism. “Why I Want to Fuck Elon Musk” plays with these cultural references, taking inspiration from the most emblematic statements spoken or tweeted by Elon Musk in recent years. Daniel Rourke, a London-based writer, artist and academic, has resorted to working with the OpenAI Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) language model to imagine and narrate chronicles from a near future in which blockchains have materialized and the deepfakes of Bezos and Musk have colonized Mars. The fictional universe thus created by human and non-human imagination builds a literary counterpart to IOCOSE’s latest works – the video animations Pointing at a New Planet (2020) and Free from History (2021) – presented on the occasion of the “All of Your Base” exhibition at Aksioma | Project Space in Ljubljana.

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Exhibition Catalogue


elon musk, IOCOSE, GPT-3, Askioma

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


1 December 2021

Event Location:

Aksioma | Project Space, Slovenia

Date range:

1 December 2021 - 14 January 2022

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Date Deposited:

26 Nov 2021 14:22

Last Modified:

26 Nov 2021 14:22



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