January 8, 2022

Who’s in Control?

Tom Fairlamb

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We live in a time where ecological destruction and nature deficit disorder is at an all time high. While enriching our lives and making daily life more comfortable, technological advances seem to be to blame for this, but there is also hope that technology will be able to help save us from this encroaching disaster. Colony 419a is a sculptural installation that harnesses a reladtionship between technology and nature. Palm plants gain sentience as they ride on roaming vacuum cleaners, they navigate the floor aimlessly as an umbrella plant in pants stands tall above them as if over seeing their actions.