Kindred Spirit (2018) Colour digital print on paper, 150 x 300cm 

Of all the technological imaginings from the last 100 years, it is perhaps the humanoid robot that has captured our imagination most powerfully; its role has ranged from domestic slave, to erotic companion, to existential threat. In the 21st century, the robot is present but unseen; it is the computer algorithm, the machine assembly arm.  However the anthropomorphic robot still eludes us and the original fictional characters continue to haunt our fantasies and fears.

Kindred Spirit (2018) Installation view: Floating World, UWE Bower Ashton Campus.

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