Silver 2019 / Science / Medicine

Wonder Room: Homo Artificialis

  • Prizes
    Silver in Science/Medicine
  • Company
    Cara Louwman Photography
  • Photographer
    Cara Louwman

For thousands of years, our technologies have been aimed outward, to control our environment. Now, we have started a process of aiming our technologies inward. Technology is nesting itself within us. In us: think of brain implants.With this photo series, I want to show the technology that embeds itself in us. They way in which the new technologies are shown is based on an anatomy cabinet, what I call a wonder room. The anatomical cabinet of Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731) is a great source of inspiration for me. The preparations of Ruysch are located at the interface of art and science.

Cara Louwman (The Netherlands, 1967) is a contemporary fine art photographer specialized in creating images that tells a story. She uses photography as a mean to stage an idea and to present new perspectives on contemporary subjects. Her photographs are characterized by the use of multiple layers. She creates images that are often different from a direct representation of reality. At this moment, Cara is particular interested in portraying the interface between art and science.