Robots in captivity (2019, work in progress)
Sculptures/installations from robots in captivity
Over the course of 2019 Bram Ellens have been (and will continue) working on his latest series 'Robots in captivity'. A series that handles the complex relationship between man and machine, our urge to 'humanify' machines when they behave in a way we recognise as human, and the uncomfortable feeling of lack of control that machines and AI seem to give us. Whether or not rightfully so, a discussion needs to be propelled to address our humanity in the era of machines.
Not only a series of sculptures/installations is in the making, yet also related talks and discussions with experts, philosophers and other artists.
Expect to see the full series on showtime in 2020.