The project assembles narratives of the ongoing conglomeration between bodies and implantations, between humans and devices, of the interfaces between the human body with artefacts and different technologies.
Technological modifications to and transformations of the body seem sensible and legitimate whenever they have a therapeutic or socially integrative character, for example a cardiac pacemaker, a set of dentures, or a leg prosthesis. Nevertheless, the question inevitably arises as to where the boundary needs to be drawn regarding this self-reshaping. At what point should the problems of resources and social justice take priority over the right to self-optimization? Does – ultimately – the desire for self-transformation correspond to the logic of a global ideology of growth that fantasizes itself into an intricately networked, neoliberal, appallingly unjust, militarized future? Or can we imagine fantastic techno-bodies, cyborgs, which propagate recognition of difference and are able to coalesce machines, the organic, desire, and the imagination?