Adriana is an artist, writer, and xenologist. Knouf engages with topics such as wet media, space art, satellites, radio transmission, non-human encounters, drone flight, queer and trans futurities, machine learning, the voice, and papermaking. She is the Founding Facilitator of the tranxxenolab, a nomadic artistic research laboratory that promotes entanglements among entities trans and xeno. Adriana regularly presents her artistic research around the world and beyond, including a work that has flown aboard the International Space Station.
DEAR INTERLOCUTOR: TX-1 (2021)
This work takes the TX-1 project as the starting point for a series of epistolary meditations on alienness, rural life, what we desire from space travel, and queer futurities. Presented as a three-channel video, the piece includes footage shot at and around Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in the US, excerpts from documentation of Knouf’s performances, family archival video, and clips from science fiction film and television. The juxtaposition of the channels allows for non-linear temporal relationships between future, past, and present to be drawn out, a key element of the transfeminine experience.