The Blob (2023)
Filmed onto a VHS cassette, the work considers a future proposal for how humanity will react to the integration of robots in society. Avoiding the uncanny humanoid with synthetic facial expressions and artificial voices, the piece uses instinctive sound and anthropomorphic ideas explored in the Helder and Simmel studies to introduce an emotive understanding between the human (us) and the future robot (the programmable-ferrofluid-blob that will save us all).
This piece was commissioned by the University of Lincoln and formed from research undertaken by Professor Marc Hanheide.
Installation and Short Film (2023)
Installed at Lincoln Cathedral as part of Creative Reactions
Video, 6 minutes 54 seconds