[ISEA2016] Artist Statement: Elena Knox — The Gynoid’s Guide to Continuous Service

Artist Statement

ISEA2016 Residency Programme Exhibition 20 May – 4 July, chi K11 art space

Begun in residence at K11 Art Village, Wuhan, the body of work The Gynoid’s Guide to Continuous Service surveys the scene in the not-so-distant future when hyper-real fembots are integrated, in service mode, into existing patriarchal fabrics and socio-industrial complexes. It imagines what ‘life’ is like for the gynoid, and presents a manual for ‘her’ professional performance.
The object series Gynoid Survival Kit prototypes jewellery and accessories, worn by the gynoid, that work to ensure both her personal safety and her continuous operation. They could be called ‘analogue hacks’ for robots, or wearables for machines. elenaknox.com/gsk.html

Video: Re:FUSE artists in Wuhan Residency Artist Elena Knox from Australia introducing her piece ‘The Gynoid’s Guide to Continuous Service’

  • Elena Knox is an emerging Australian performing and media artist.