Last performance: 2019
Concept and MachinedHuman! : Jaskaran Anand
Technical Collaborator: Sergio Lecuona
Special mention: Wesley Lee, Cesar Escudero Andaluz and Fabricio Lamoncha
MachinedHuman! is a durational performance-oriented interactive installation which is a cyborg, a hybrid machine-human entity, created by the relation between Jaskaran Anand and a 3D printer that questions the existing.
We are presented with an enthroned instance, apparently half human and half machine. The heart of this entity can be controlled by the functions of the mouse. It reacts to the movement of the mouse and the mouse click leads to a search for the essence. Only one person can interact with the entity, while the number of spectators is flexible.
The audience is allowed to interact with the character by following instructions for the machine side of the instance. Moving the heart of the entity moves the entity. The viewers are also given the freedom to say a word in the ear of the machine, which means that the emerging dominance of the machine over the human being contradicts the artist as a human performer. The artist is convinced that in the end the human mind, and thus the human being who is the creator of the machine, will always be the superior, similar to God’s idea of man.