Technology of the Self
Collaborative project for the Territories of Practise Fine Art 2nd Year show at Chelsea College of Arts.
Our installation was based on research around museum displays and anthropoligical studies - we envisioned these found objects as artefacts discovered by a future post-human society. We attempted to obscure the intended use of these objects in order to create a cognitive dissonance characteristic of the science fiction which informed our ideas. The installation balances between purpose, order and chaos: the careful placement of hair rollers and polysterene give way to organic forms floating in a paddling pool, birthing some flow of silvery matter. The sole human presence is an excerpt from a letter by an anonymous future being (Letter from Utopia, Nick Bostrom)