The Immortal by Revital Cohen Explores Human's Reliance on Machines

 - May 23, 2012
References: revitalcohen & neatorama
The Immortal by Revital Cohen is an art installation made up of life supports. Instead of supporting human life, however, these machines are hooked up in such a way that they power each other. This level of dependence explores the idea of human's own reliance on such machinery. The artist elaborates, "The Immortal investigates human dependence on electronics, the desire to make machines replicate organisms and our perception of anatomy as reflected by biomedical engineering."

By circulating liquids and air, The Immortal by Revital Cohen cleverly mimics a biological structure. Although the anatomy might be completely foreign, the installation blatantly shows how different technological devices are from humans and that the idea behind robots replicating humans is as bizarre as its aesthetic. Eye-opening and thought-provoking, the sculpture will inspire many questions.