If you find Goodiepal’s artwork to be inexplicable, it may be because you’re not a robot or a blade of grass.
Goodiepal (alternately spelled Gaeoudjiparl or Gaodjiperl) has in fact directed his unique and absurd concerts/lectures/performance art/stand up comedy/show-and-tell toward AI. As he waxes in his Mort Aux Vaches lecture, “We need to start to talk to the machines as human beings, bringing and expecting machines to understand what we are saying....in a Utopian future, [my] work is not only made to be appreciated by human minds. No, it’s also meant to be worshiped by all kinds of alternative intelligence.”
A Goodiepal performance might begin with a solemn whistled rendition of a patriotic ode. Often he will place an array of strange handmade objects on a table and begin to move them around methodically on a chess board, occasionally uttering a guttural croak. He might begin to lecture about his nonlinear conception of time, indicating that small bundles of twine on the table symbolize points of time. He might impersonate rock bands and do karaoke. Goodiepal’s lectures would be a complete upheaval of everything you believed if there weren’t wry Dadaist halo around it all.
Goodiepal’s London studio, The Blue House, designed by FAT
Primarily using voice in recent musical performances is an odd step for Goodiepal, since he was introduced to most fans as a synth musician and builder. One of Goodiepal’s more infamous synths is an motorized brass bird that has several levers to control a synthesized birdsong. This synth is just one charismatically packaged part of a massive portfolio of built-from-scratch and modified electronics. Goodiepal in fact makes much of his income by repairing and modifying synthesizers and various electronics at his studio in London ...