iPhone 8 Plus Smart Sculpture
Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning2019Bronze, ca 30x30x30cm
About the artist:
Andrian Mechernich is interested in digital media and its effects on our lives.
The smartphone and related apps play an important role as symbols in his art: iMessage, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype as communication media, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest as stages for a new generation,
Emoticons as masks of a virtualized society,
Buttons, search bars as symbols and fingerprints as identities in a globalized world.
Digital media have the potential to change our society sustainably. Not only communication, but also people’s perception of the world as a whole is changing.
Molded from a real iPhone 8 Plus.
The difficulty is to “float” the iPhone’s massive bronze body.
Are we at a point where technology stands out on its own?
Are we still using the device or are the device using us?
A personalized certificate of authenticity is issued for the sculpture.