Erotic Engines


Stella Palmer, Joan Shin, Sorcha Delahunty & Zoe Ingerson

Opening Tues 12 March 6 - 8pm
Continues 12 - 23 March

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Erotic Engines looks at the unmentioned force of the adult industry in the development of innovative technologies. Through distinct material explorations, each individual artist translates their own unique conversation on the role of the adult industry and its provided exchanges between the real and the virtual.

Erotic Engines invites users to interact with tangible and virtual elements, interchanging between an immersive VR landscape, AR app, collectable AI sex cards and digitally manipulated perspex prints. Playing on the gimmicky use of porn innovations, the VR and AR environments contrast real world elements with hypersexualised body images to exaggerate the desire for sexual indulgence. Existing within the 'real' space, both the AI sex cards and print work investigate the concept of sex tech through a focus on exploitive manipulation of the human body. The development of both works has led to different incarnations of pin up imagery, one through satirical commentary and the other via its process of creation.

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