Full title: CAPITULATION TO THE INEVITABILITY OF HUMAN RE-DESIGN
18" x 18". Acrylic on canvas ~ 9/2010
This is my submission for the "THINGS TO COME" exhibition in New York City, opening 9/9/2010 at the BOLD HYPE gallery, ([link]
The title pretty much expresses my idea; I believe that in the not too distant future we will accelerate the augmentation of our bodies using technology to an unprecedented degree. What began with wooden legs, hearing aids and eye glasses will become biomechanical “super-limbs”, super-vison eye implants and computer brain inseminations. I foresee surgically implanted communication devises, (Hey! I’d get one, wouldn’t you?) and … Well, only your imagination is the limit, and we all know there is no limit to the human imagination. I am one who believes that if we don’t kill ourselves in the next few decades, we will begin to push beyond Darwinian evolution. We will begin to “self-evolve” and “self-invent”. I foresee the next revolution of mankind being that of reinventing ourselves in the literal sense. We will become something all together new! I may be to old to see the day that death is “cured”, but some of you reading this now might actually live to see this.
My “self-evolved” character in this painting has reinvented himself to a point that he’s barely recognizable as a human. He is a “Post-Human”.
Eventually all human beings will need to capitulate to the inevitability of our self re-design or parish. Evolution is evolution after all.
This is a 're-painting' of a smaller piece I did in 2008, "SUPPLICANT" ([link]
) This preceeding painting can also be seen here in my DA gallery.