Life After BOB: The Chalice Study, Ian Cheng’s latest AI narrative, premieres at Luma Arles in France. Continuing his work with BOB (Bag of Beliefs), “an AI creature whose personality, body, and life script evolve across exhibitions,” this new anime series centres on a 10-year-old girl who receives BOB as a neural implant. Not your usual coming of age story, Cheng describes it as offering ”new archetypal characters for our ever-weirdening times.” In Arles for the summer, Life After BOB will show at The Shed in New York this fall.

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