[Posthuman Wombs] is a gentle journey into an immersive landscape inhabited by pregnant people, called “posthumans.” Nature and technology are not opposites here but directly linked to each other. [Posthuman Wombs] is Anan Fries’s exploration of a non-binary pregnancy and the desire to find community in otherness. The “posthumans” living in the landscape are virtual versions of people who are connected to the theme of pregnancy through either art or activism. Three dimensional scans of them were taken and then digitally impregnated. The work questions common norms and role models, speculating about a possible future in which pregnancy is a technological hack that can be applied to all bodies.
[Posthuman Wombs] is a gentle journey into an immersive landscape inhabited by pregnant people who are not only female. Here, in this fictional, speculative world, bodies and gender are not binary but manifold. In this utopia, new technologies make it possible for different bodies to become pregnant. Nature and technology are not opposites but united with each other. The piece creates a new perspective of pregnancy in our society, above all, taking into consideration the possibilities for a freer and more just way of living. It speculates about a potential future in which all bodies can become pregnant.
Presented as a part of UNLEASHED UTOPIAS, exhibition of the VR ART PRIZE in cooperation with CAA Berlin (September 9 – November 5, 2023 at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin).
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