Other Futures

Bani Haykal

Bani Haykal (Singapore) experiments with text + music. He considers music as material and his projects revolve around human-machine intimacies through various forms of interfacing and interaction. Bani creates works of various forms, encompassing installation, poetry and performance.

His performance, 'Nusantara Pessimism', is an improvisation work between Bani and his computer, running a patch which has evolved over the last two years, based on their work ruminating on mesra (intimacy), the future and semangat (spirit) that connects human and machine, and of what we will face in time ahead.