The Hybrid Society
With the rise of the social media influencer, and the many who follow them, a self perpetuating loop has been created existing mainly in a virtual space, accessible primarily through small glass rectangles. The physical embodiment of this loop, influencers and consumers, humans and devices, have become hybridised into man-machines. Their obsession with their devices and themselves knows no bounds as they walk amongst us.
Always connected, yet somewhat separated from the world around them, these performing robotic sculptures use dark humour and absurdity to reflect and highlight the growing obsession with online personas and the technology that draws our attention from dawn to dusk.
“The Hybrid Society” premiered at Robotronica 18-08-2019.
“The Hybrid Society” has been commissioned by Experimenta and Robotronica and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.