“Are We There Yet?” is the monumental holographic head of the Grand Turk, who interacts with audiences in real time dispensing deep truths and random facts. The project derives its concept from Wolfgang von Kempelen’s 1770 “The Mechanical Turk,” an unbeatable chess-playing Turkish “automaton,” widely exhibited as the world’s first artificial intelligence machine. The Grand Turk, on the other hand, plays no games. She instead contemplates the meaning of technological progress, which might serve as a gateway for renewed modes of gendered and racial exploitation. So she asks: “Are We There Yet?”

In collaboration with Codrut Stancu, Vuslat Demirkoparan, and Renee T. Coulombe of Improvised Alchemy.