Replicant, 2021


whatsapp bot

“Replicant” is WhatsApp robot that takes the form of a messaging server that develops through participant interaction. Fragmentary, the play is constituted as a poetic essay that connects different times and spaces to discuss the interconnection between politics, technology, and the environment. Through scenarios inspired by Brazil’s history and recent context, archival images from magazines from the 70s, a moment where the country experienced a huge cycle of nature exploitation under the dictatorship, the project addresses issues of extraction, its infrastructure, its impact on the environment, its relation to the body, and exhaustion, while, via poetic inserts, imagining possibilities of other forms of relation, based on the interdependence and regeneration. “Replicant” was developed as a project for the online platform