Shrota follows a horned biped as it wanders the twilight landscape of a digital biome. This biped is not driven by a single brain but a congregation of multiple AI scripts that are attached to the virtual bones within its polygonal body, collapsing the separation between mind and limb.
Furthermore, each of these scripts is capable of ‘listening’, by picking up audio feedback from the physical world through the computer’s microphone. This feedback interrupts the motion produced by the AI scripts inside Shrota, making the virtual creature move in response to noise from the physical world.
Sahej Rahal, born in 1988 in Mumbai, India is primarily a storyteller. He weaves together fact and fiction, to create mythological worlds unfolding within the present. These myth-worlds take the shape of sculptures, performances, films, paintings, installations, and AI simulation programs where indeterminate beings begin to emerge from the cracks between the real and the imagined. Rahal's participation in group and solo exhibitions includes the Liverpool Biennial, the Kochi Biennale, the Vancouver Biennale, the MACRO Museum Rome, Kadist SF, ACCA Melbourne, CCA Glasgow. He is the recipient of the Cove Park/Henry Moore Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation Installation Art Grant, and most recently the Digital Earth fellowship, and Junge Akademie Human Machine fellowship.