18 Black Girls/Boys Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity and are Thus Spiritual Machines

18 Black Girls / Boys is a performance during which I google the phrase "1 year old Black girl" or "1 year old Black boy" ascending in age to the age of 18. I allow Google's "popular searches" algorithm to predict what comes after the phrase and peruse the results based on what Google thinks I want to search for in a Black girl or a Black boy. The algorithm generates results based on the most popular searches so it can be theorized that the Black girls and boys that the algorithm predicts are the Black girls and boys we are searching for.

This performance will take place at random intervals until there are 97 quadrillion editions. Over the course of several performances the results will change and transform as the Black girls and Black boys we all search for and the circumstances they live in do the same.

  1. 18 Black Girls and Boys Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity - Performed with Nelson Bandela at Pearlstein Gallery

  2. 18 Black Boys Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity - Performed with Nelson Bandela in San Francisco

  3. 18 Black Boys Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity - Performed with Nelson Bandela at Sundance

    18 Black Boys Ages 1-18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines:
    $6 in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000

    Performed in Park City, UT Jan 25, 2017 | Official Selection Sundance 2017 New Frontiers

    Score by Norvis Junior

    The above is a performance during which I google the phrase "1 year old black boy" ascending in age to the age of 18. I allow Google's "popular searches" algorithm to predict what comes after the phrase and peruse the results based on what Google thinks I want to search for in a Black boy. The algorithm generates results based on the most popular searches so it can be theorized that the Black boys that the algorithm predicts are the Black boys we are searching for.

    This performance will take place at random intervals until there are 97 quadrillion editions. Over the course of several performances the results will change and transform as the Black boys we all search for and the circumstances they live in do the same.

    In edition to this piece I will document another performance entitled:

    "18 Black Girls Ages 1 - 18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines"
    This parallel performance will also be performed in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000.99

  4. 18 Black Girls Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity - Performed with Nelson Bandela at Sundance

    18 Black Girls Ages 1-18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines:
    $5 in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000

    Performed in Park City, UT Jan 26, 2017 | Official Selection Sundance 2017 New Frontiers

    Score by Norvis Junior

    The above is a performance during which I google the phrase "1 year old black boy" ascending in age to the age of 18. I allow Google's "popular searches" algorithm to predict what comes after the phrase and peruse the results based on what Google thinks I want to search for in a Black boy. The algorithm generates results based on the most popular searches so it can be theorized that the Black boys that the algorithm predicts are the Black boys we are searching for.

    This performance will take place at random intervals until there are 97 quadrillion editions. Over the course of several performances the results will change and transform as the Black boys we all search for and the circumstances they live in do the same.

    In edition to this piece I will document another performance entitled:

    "18 Black Boys Ages 1 - 18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines"
    This parallel performance will also be performed in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000.99

  5. 18 Black Girls Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity - Performed in Bedstuy, Brooklyn

    18 Black Girls Ages 1-18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines:
    $4 in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000

    is a performance during which I google the phrase "1 year old black girl" ascending in age to the age of 18. I allow Google's "popular searches" algorithm to predict what comes after the phrase and peruse the results based on what Google thinks I want to search for in a Black girl. The algorithm generates results based on the most popular searches so it can be theorized that the Black girls that the algorithm predicts are the Black girls we are searching for.
    Documentation of the first performance is above.

    This performance will take place every three months until there are 97 quadrillion editions. Over the course of several performances the results will change and transform as the Black girls we all search for and the circumstances they live in do the same.

    In edition to this piece I will document another performance entitled,

    "18 Black Boys Ages 1 - 18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines"

    This parallel performance will be in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000.99

    -- Terence

    terencenance.com

  6. 18 Black Boys Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity - Performed in Bedstuy, Brooklyn

    18 Black Boys Ages 1-18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines:
    $3 in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000

    Performed in Brooklyn, NYC July 20, 2016

    The above is a performance during which I google the phrase "1 year old black boy" ascending in age to the age of 18. I allow Google's "popular searches" algorithm to predict what comes after the phrase and peruse the results based on what Google thinks I want to search for in a Black boy. The algorithm generates results based on the most popular searches so it can be theorized that the Black boys that the algorithm predicts are the Black boys we are searching for.
    Documentation of the first performance is above.

    This performance will take place at random intervals until there are 97 quadrillion editions. Over the course of several performances the results will change and transform as the Black boys we all search for and the circumstances they live in do the same.

    In edition to this piece I will document another performance entitled:

    "18 Black Girls Ages 1 - 18
    Who Have Arrived at the Singularity
    and are Thus Spiritual Machines"

    This parallel performance will also be performed in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000.99