Homo Artificialis - part of Matrix series
Homo Artificialis is placed inside a museum showcase, he is laying stripped from his grave goods not as a carcass but as a deity exalted and sublimated into sacred and holy sculpture. His new-fangled materiality of gold bronze evokes the feeling of pilgrimage worship. One question encompasses this allegorical transition. Is this world based on actual foundations or it has collapsed along with all the elements that comprise it? Once all artificialia and naturalia are removed from the artwork, that which survives is its skeleton, the new human; you.
Panagis Koutsokostas, Art Historian, Museologist