Charlie Stein, Portrait of a Future Self (Self-Made)
Portrait of a Future Self (Self-Made)
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30 cm
The exhibition title PORTRAIT OF A FUTURE is derived from the series Portrait Of A Future Self (2019-2021). The female robots free themselves from the constraints of their intended purposes and turn both gender clichés and the relationships between humans and machines on their heads. In light of the increasing significance of robot technologies in our daily lives, questions emerge about their social functions. Robots are produced by humans and therefore shaped by our norms and values. Charlie Stein's works open up the opportunity for reflection. In the future, will we continue to reproduce stereotypical role models in the machines we are creating? Or do we have a desire to change and develop a more open, diverse and fair existence to shape our future?