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At which point does something artificial come alive?
When does something living appear artificial? What defines human appearance? Is it the facial expression, the sparkle in the eyes, the texture of the skin and hair?
This work breaks these boundaries, triggering an emotional response. The acceptance of the presented artificial figure by the viewer is kept to a minimum, true to the "Uncanny Valley" effect, according to which an anthropomorphic figure, which looks almost real, can trigger a strong aversion in humans. When equalised to a real person, the figure can no longer be judged.
It therefore seems eerie.
Artwork: Catharina Sonnenberg