Robots, tomorrow

Video installation with avec 7 secret screens - 2018

Production Lab Gamerz

 


Solo show « Demain les robots » Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, FR, 2019 © Photo France Cadet

Baby robots in gestation...

Through this collection of Matrix-like artificial wombs in which baby robots are growing, artist France Cadet wonders about a possible future where machines would be able to reproduce on their own, freed from human beings!

 

The future definitely seems to belong to robots and artificial intelligence but will humans ever have a place in this world?

Tomorrow, shall we all become robots?

Shall we necessarily merge with the machine in order not to be overtaken, such as some of the most fervent transhumanists claim? Ultimately could the mind exist alone in the machine?


Recent advancements in reproductive cloning associated with the arrival of the first artificial wombs for human, might soon allow the ectogenesis (pregnancy outside the body) envisioned by Aldous Huxley in his Brave New World. Human reproduction is likely to get rid of biological body.

The installation "Demain les robots" (Robots, tomorrow) explores this prospective and proposes Matrix-like artificial wombs in which baby robots are growing. It depicts a futuristic dystopia where humans would have disappeared".

Cronenberg-style organic pods, magnifiers and glasses fitted with polarizing filters allow the audience to catch a glimpse of this future through the looking glass. The sound of the baby’s heartbeat in the womb resonates in the room accompanied with the sound of little bubbles in water.

 

Solo show « Demain les robots » Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, FR, 2019
Gamerz Festival 2019 © Photo France Cadet
Production Lab Gamerz