Next Senses
- The Baby Code


After a shamanic ceremony a man told Lisanne that he'd experienced firsthand the telepathic language he had with his twin brother when they were babies. Upon hearing this, she speculated on a nearby future where mothers can be telepathic with their babies through a brain implant that communicates with a camera sensor in her contact lens or glasses.

Maybe more so than in the other scenarios, this film showcases how AI could go terribly wrong if its goal would be to overwrite our intuition. When consent is impossible, is it ethical to decipher your baby's first farts and burps? Some things just have to remain dirty and unapologetically analog... This burgeoning ideology of Transhumanism: merging eugenics, artificial intelligence and technology with human biology, which essentially is the idea of evolving humans into cyborgs, just shuts down our intuition and telepathic superpowers.


Exhibited at Labyrinth of the Senses (Sept. 2019) and van Gogh Museum Amsterdam (Nov. 2019)
Language: Dutch + English subtitles

In collaboration with Next Nature Network and Alain de Bruijn. Commissioned by Citysenses.


This production is supported by: Rabobank, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Cultuurfonds Almere, Gemeente Almere, ANBI, Arc2 Architecten, AMR, Voordekunst, TSR, Active Health Foundation.

Gratitude to: Eye Museum, Evaly & Levange Hermus (actors)






YOU ARE A SUPERORGANISM - YOU EXIST AS ENERGY - YOU ARE MERELY A WAVE IN THE OCEAN - THE FUTURE IS NOW - RETURNING TO NATURE’S PRINCIPLES HAPPENS VIA THE WATER IN YOUR BODY - WATER IS THE CONDUCTOR OF FUTURES - 

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