Recent work by Vienna-based artist Julia Faber (previously featured here). Fascinated by robots designed to imitate the movements of animals, Faber explores the idea of natural blueprints and the possibility that robotics represents the next phase of evolution. As she explains further:
“In my paintings I am just following their ideal path of autonomy in a natural surrounding and exploring their interactions within an almost overwhelming natural habitat. What makes a living creature? Where is the difference between a conscious machine and an animal? These questions led me to some core needs and instincts of living beings like nurture, hunger, death or mating. I am confronting the robots with these strong Needs, that were key to form life on earth as we know it.”
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