Lily McCraith

  1. Becoming-with Proteus 
  2. Master Pondkeeper Digital Twin
  3. The All Rivers and Species Act
  5. Potential Energies
  6. Lost Notes
  7. Soft//Quest

  1. We go in a circle and end up writing a book residency
  2. Pre-enacting Predictions
  3. Knowledges of Novichok
  4. Cold Water Club
  5. Midge Press


The All Rivers and Species Act


This multifaceted blueprint is a collaboration between Cristina Napoleone, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Nayeli Vega, Jemma Woolmore, Jenny Handley & Lily McCraith. The collective uses the name TARASA - The All Rivers and Species Act. The group considered stories of person-hood; the many global perspectives on the non-human; the lives and rights of water. With a particular interest in technology, TARASA collaborated with machine learning AI-tool GTP2, to generate a fictional legal text (read here), which was instructed by various models interacting with each other.

The group channelled the voice of the act through a specific creature, in a visualised organic woven combination of River life. Drawing from images of waterways around the world, several soundscapes were extracted as imagined by AI machine Imaginary Soundscape. These soundscapes are combined with actual aural interactions from Rivers the members could connect with near their homes across the world.