Andreja Kulunčić (HR) Cyborg Shop

interactive web installation - web art project, 2004

The cyborg is, deep at the heart of the subject, a universal question that has interested humankind throughout all of history. It is one of the visions for immortal and improved life. Some people say that even if they were to give up all their body parts and just keep their mind inside a machine they would accept it for 'immortality'. This project won’t go so far, but perhaps the visitors might.

As with all questions that can arise from one art piece, the answers can vary, be intrigue or brave, shy, futuristic etc., but they are always connected to our perceptions of life, future and ourselves at this moment in time. The cyborg, as a theme, is connected to our body, and through it to our society, lives and perceptions of ourselves and others. As a game of a thousand physical possibilities, it starts and ends with our own mental levels.

This project is a continuation of the previous project "Closed Reality–Embryo", uploaded 1999 where participants (in pairs) were able to build their own 'future child'; in this project they can re-create themselves.

Andreja Kulunčić (HR)

Andreja Kulunčić is a visual artist, born in 1968. She studied sculpture, graduating in 1992 from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. From 1992 to 1994 studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Her work has been featured in exhibitions such as documenta 11, Manifesta 4, 8. Istanbul Biennial, Day Labor (P.S.1, New York), The America Effect (Whitney Museum of American Art in NY), Liverpool Biennial, among others. 
She has participated in artist's residencies at the Art in General in New York, at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, at Artspace in Sydney, Australia, in 10th Tiennale-India and others. She lives in Zagreb, Croatia, where she teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Animated Film and New Media.