Silicone Valley, installation view at Truck Gallery

Silicone Valley, installation view

The work explores the themes of artificially augmented bodies. A breast as an organ of touch exposes its sensing and vibrating organelles. Reminiscent of nipple and vulva shapes, these sensory points explore the theme of computationally-augmented human sensation. The audience is pursued to touch a large digitized, and fabricated copy of real breast reproduced in soft silicone.

The breast rests on the plinth facing the audience with the exposed raw flesh. This flesh inlays hard plastic sensors embedded in 3D printed vaginas and nipples. Silicone Valley invites visitors to experience its interactive fabricated flesh, by facing its “flesh side” towards them. Inside the flexible composite material of different softness lay the silicon chips that sense human touch through the flesh of the sculpture.

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