Inspired by the Russian film Leviathan (2015) as well as The Illuminatus! Trilogy Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s 1975 science fiction cult classic. In both the film and the book, Robert Hobbes’ construct of the Leviathan is referenced to describe an unseeable and vast bureaucratic system that oversees and guides our lives.
In this project, the Leviathan metaphor becomes a technological one. Our alien AI creature becomes a proxy for an unseeable and complex technology: one that controls and extends through every facet of our lives in ways that we don’t fully see or even understand.