The Brain of the Planet, 2016

Site-specific graphic intervention

 

The Brain of the Planet presents an army of dysfunctional bionic creatures within a retrofuturist, dystopic aesthetic. The project offers a romantic, B-movie paleofuture, the future that was imagined in the past, that is playful, ironic and profoundly emotional.

The project is based on the Weird Menace aesthetic of pulp fiction classics from the early decades of the twentieth century, when the pioneers of science fiction, the heirs of Mary Shelley and the fear that machines would rebel against their creators, imagined lost lands and remote worlds. In these worlds, science was a potential source of unknown dangers for Humanity, tracing the origins of and influences on our perception of the future today.

The Brain of the Planet uses hybridisations of organic forms, in a constant exercise of biological mutations and metamorphoses, to construct mental landscapes around the variation of skin and its limits. The piece explores the relationship between man and machine and asks questions about the problems of our identity in relation to current bio-technological experiments and genetically malleable machines.

Produced by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
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