In Machine Mourning, an interactive sonic-focused experience, based on sound datasets trained with the artists' own voices, Arwina
Afsharnejad and Daria Kozlova critically examine the entanglement between internet culture, pop music, digital media, military
technologies, surveillance apparatus and audio data extractivism. The sci-fi plot of Machine Mourning unfolds at the opera premiere
staged in the immersive digital environment simulating a melting glacier. Investigating the silent violence of extractive listening, Arwina
and Daria attempt to raise concerns about the shift from comprehension to operation and explore its implications for the subjectivity of
human and non-human agents.