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Death, data and digital doppelgangers: Sui Zhen’s uncanny valley

Delivered... Nick Buckley | Scene | Fri 27 Sep 2019 2:16 am

As she began work on her new album, Becky Freeman’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. Her interest in the digital lives we leave behind took on a new form

There’s a recording studio in Melbourne, Australia that’s been filling up with Lindas. On the computer screen, when the Guardian visits, is an early digital Linda prototype, bathed in computer-generated grey waves. A white plaster Linda is serenely meditating in its plastic storage box. And then there’s the final form (for now at least): a silicone mask, with vacant white polystyrene voids in place of eyes.

The doppelganger has been created by avant-pop musician and visual artist Becky Freeman, aka Sui Zhen, for her new album Losing, Linda.

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