What is the human? Prototyping the posthuman self.
This project consists of a series media sculptures that progressively remove the human form and replace it with technology and a series of paintings that serve as “prototypes” for the “posthuman specimen” developed as examples of a mediated representation of  the self. The organic human forms have no active functionality and are juxtaposed with manufactured technological components that provide the interactive aspect of the artwork. The facial molds resemble “death masks” that can be found in art museums and anthropological collections, but are made “alive” and responsive with recycled and functioning technology and software. My intention as the artist, is to evoke exploration, captivation and fantasy from the viewer as he or she explores these interactive sculptures. The artwork questions as well as highlights the importance of technology as part of our contemporary culture and consciousness and intends to engage in the discourse of human versus cyborg, technicism versus humanism.