New sculpture: ‘The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be The Heart’ (reclaimed mild steel 35cm x 29cm x 25cm). Bit of a long title but it was inspired by watching the 1927 classic silent movie, Metropolis (dir. Fritz Lang).
Having never seen it before, I was blown away by the iconography. The tale of a Utopia turned Dystopia really struck a chord, particularly having recently started reading about the Post-humanist/Transhumanist movements. These movements are considering the practical and ethical implications of the potential future merging of humans and technology. What could possibly go wrong?
This piece is intended to be a reproduction of a human heart, but as a mechanical/industrial prototype for a Post-human body. I hope it will be the first in a series of pieces related to this topic.