ENTRANCE. A black corridor leads to the biological showroom. A 100,000 year-old synthetic voice reenacts and beatbox the origin of language. Image Credit: Spassky Fischer.
The showroom displays various prototypes of beings at different stages of sentience. An elephant matriarch agony is at the core of the luminous display. Her slow transition to death will be the triggering point for various beings to evolve. Image credit: André Morin (Palais de Tokyo)
JEAN, An elephant watching the scene with a sense of wonder. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, nylon, powder-coated metal stand. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
The showroom displays various prototypes of beings at different stages of sentience. An elephant matriarch agony is at the core of the luminous display. Her slow transition to death will be the triggering point for various beings to evolve. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
ECHO, A matriarch engineered to die. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, glass artificial heart, water pumps, water, potassium chloride, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
BASTIEN, A foetus is getting born. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
ECHO, a matriarch engineered to die. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, glass artificial heart, water pumps, water, potassium chloride, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
ENID, A female engineered to cry out of sadness. (detail). Image credit: Spassky Fischer
Lovers (Vronski & Deborah), Two elephants engineered to romantically fall in love with each other. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, 3 glass hormones containers, testosterone, oestrogen, adrenaline, dopamine, oxytocin, vasopressin, water pumps, water, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
The showroom displays various prototypes of beings at different stages of sentience. An elephant matriarch agony is at the core of the luminous display. Her slow transition to death will be the triggering point for various beings to evolve. Image credit: André Morin (Palais de Tokyo)
ENID, A female engineered to cry out of sadness. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, artificial tear drop system and reservoir in glass, depressant hormones powder, 3 drops of elephant tears sourced in Thaïland, water, water pumps, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
TONY, A female engineered with despair. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, depressant hormones powder, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
EDWINA, AMELIA, ANTONIA, Three females which larynges that have gone down, allowing them to sing in an almost articulated language. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
FELICIE, A female engineered to be self-destructive – it gets drunk with ethanol that comes from a masala fruit. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, glass artificial masala fruit, ethanol, water pumps, water, nylon, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
The showroom displays various prototypes of beings at different stages of sentience. An elephant matriarch agony is at the core of the luminous display. Her slow transition to death will be the triggering point for various beings to evolve. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
PIERRE, An elephant engineered to be happy. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, endorphin powder, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
EMMETT, A male in artificial oestrus showing highly visible signs of aggressively. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, glass container, artificial black must, water pumps, water, nylon, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
The showroom displays various prototypes of beings at different stages of sentience. An elephant matriarch agony is at the core of the luminous display. Her slow transition to death will be the triggering point for various beings to evolve. Image credit: Spassky Fischer
JEAN, An elephant watching the scene with a sense of wonder. MATERIALS: Polystyrene, white paint, nylon, powder-coated metal stand. Image credit: Spassky Fischer