Working across kinetic sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance, Tully Arnot’s practice explores the effect that contemporary technology has on human relationships and the natural world. Arnot’s work examines the isolating effects of our increasingly connected, but ultimately disconnected world, exploring this through our (often simulated) engagement with the environment and other humans.
The mediation of relationships through consumer level technologies is creatively investigated through social media, dating apps and prosthetic/simulated replacements for our own or other human bodies. Further, speculative considerations of plant communication and sentience are proposed in the context of our increasing openness to relationships with Artificial Intelligence and other non-sentient technologies.
A flock of cyborg butterflies, built from hobby electronics and laminated, real butterfly wings. Sanctuary speculates on a future where organisms are enhanced (or replaced) by robotic and mechanical components, where simulation of the natural world supersedes reality.