Built to human scale, aluminum cylinders protrude from an aluminum human torso. The cylinders are eyepieces which peer into the sculpture lit from within. The interior, comprised of translucent images treated with beeswax appears fleshy, resembling the inside of the human body. Also, only audible up-close to the piece, is the recorded sound of a heart beating. This piece is intended to undermine the assumptions we make concerning technology and the human body: that technology somehow makes us less human. It begs the question as to whether it is technology that makes us less human, or our preconceptions about technology.
2004 Surface, Cossar's Art Centre, Peterborough, ON