Captioned simply, “Autonomous Trap 001,” the scene evokes a world of narratives involving the much-hyped technology of self-driving cars. It could be mischievous hackers disrupting a friend’s self-driving ride home; the police seizing a dissident’s getaway vehicle; highway robbers trapping their prey; witches exorcizing a demon from their hatchback.

I love becoming a fan of artists, people who are doing work that is directly meaningful to my worldview. This is exactly the kind of piece that ticks so many of my boxes. It’s fun and funny, it takes the piss out of some hyped technology and it uses ritual magic as a reference point. I imagine James Bridle and I would be friends.

Autonomous Trap 001

Back to the archive