Poly-gonad embryogenesis

3D printing - 2018

 

Embryonic evolution of a baby robot...

A display case, like the ones in natural history museums, exhibits a 3D-printed baby robot fetus at various stages of its embryonic development. In the manner of organic cell division, the initial tetrahedron fragments into an increasingly precise polygon mesh, resulting in the functional prenatal creature.

This collection of metallic embryos is not the witness of a past world but rather of a possible future where the machine could reproduce itself and free itself from the human. In order to ensure its survival, this species of humanoid robot seems to have opted, not for immortality, but for a synthetic poly-gonad reproduction, imitating natural embryogenesis.

The geometric figures of the early stages are elementary, evoking a potentially mineral or crystalline structure, a primitive 3D model segmented into complex polygons. The triangular facets multiply. Then slight dissymmetries appear, such as a head and limbs, suggesting animal or even human mitosis, the embryonic species remaining undefinable for the moment. Finally, it becomes a robot fetus during the eighth and final prenatal stage.    

Tomorrow shall we all become robots ?

See also the installation "Robots tomorrow"

Exhibition « The decisif instant f » Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, 2022 - Photo CCC / Vincent Royer
Exhibition « The decisif instant f » Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, 2022 - Photo CCC / Vincent Royer

 


Presentation by curator Dominique Moulon.

Exhibition « The decisif instant » Canadian cultural center, Paris, 2022.