More on the work: https://johannabruckner.com/work/metabolic-hardware/
Johanna Bruckner's new multi-channel video installation «Metabolic Hardware» (2023) explores how technology effects the human body and its microorganisms. The video’s protagonist is a sexbot created to protect a person’s intimacy, especially in situations of sexual discomfort. As the sexbot intervenes and interacts with human emotions and desires, it also unfolds its own reflections, questioning its very nature, function and role in the world. The exhibition also features the installation «Body Obfuscations» (2023) and video «Atmospheric Drafts of Intimacy» (2020). Here Bruckner starts out from the phenomenon of atmospheric escape, where planetary gases leave from earth’s atmosphere into outer space, to envision their forming extraterrestrial bodies that populate her intricate exploration of posthuman relationships and polymorphous desires.
Director: Johanna Bruckner, Production Manager: Rebecca S. Schmidt, Director of Photography: Julian Moser, Assistant Director: Stefan Neuhold, Camera Assistant: Nick Shandra, Light Assistant: Lukas Frankenberger, Editing: Johanna Bruckner, Editing Assistant: Rodrigo Levy, Jonathan Ospina, 3D Post-Producer: Ann-Kathrin Kluss, Scenographers: Miriam Miller: Stefan Neuhold, Choreographic Assistant: Melina Papoulia, Performers: Sofie Douda, Melina Papoulia, Osmel "Relampago" Penton, Yusimi Moya Rodriguez, Costume Designer: Dimitrije Gojkovic, Sound: Johanna Bruckner, Ruth Bruckner, Isabella Forciniti, Kathrin Hahner , Voice Over: mara weiss, Subtitles: Antonia Zeitlinger; Green Screen Studio Team Camera / Choreographer: Franka Marlene Froth, Performer: Dana Pajarillaga, Light Designer: Emilio Cordero Checa, Costume Designer: Dimitrije Gojkovic. With words by Sun Yun Shin. Produced with generous support by Art Foundation Pax, Pro Helvetia, MA 7 Kultur Wien. 2023.