Free Speech Equaliser 9000: Crab Museum

What is the Free Speech Equaliser 9000?
When exercising your freedom of speech, do you find that other people’s voices overpower your own? Or perhaps your voice drowns out other people’s?
Enter the Free Speech Equaliser 9000, the world’s first communication enhancement system. Using the power of secret algorithms and Crab Museum’s advanced AI system, the Free Speech Equaliser harvests your personal data and uses it to enforce a level social playing field.

What is your practice?

Our practice lies at the confluence of data sonification, self-reflexivity and politically-charged thought experiments.

What drew you to this artform?

Our own experiences growing up in Margate.

Who is your art hero?

The local performance artist Ian Driver.

As restrictions are lifting where will you be heading to first in Margate?

Wetherspoons (ironically)

Tell us a bit about this place

It’s a right-wing pub chain 

What do you see the artists role being in the overall effort to dismantle systemic racism?

The artist’s role in any effort to dismantle racism is to highlight and criticise unequal structures of power – that is, all structures of power – wherever they may be found. For the artist, this obligation should begin with an acknowledgement of the privileged, corporate nature of contemporary art as well as the systems it unconsciously sustains.