The physical installation, originally exhibited at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and now on view at Kunsthall Trondheim, features a series of custom made head-shaped lava lamps whose movements act as a 'seed'; in generating the app's visuals and language. Using live camera footage of the lava flow in combination with the routes of app users, it allows the users to receive divinatory readings based on collectively formed shapes. The Serpentine commission expands Sutela's research into alternative forms of intelligence by applying chemical and digital processes in the creation of an oracle, accessed via an app from mobile devices.
This project is part of an ongoing relationship between the Serpentine and Sutela that began during the GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon in 2017.