Rowe creates fascinating worlds, taking perhaps a darker view of the future, from his own imagination where objects rooted in technology take centre stage. Cyber‐brains, memory reading technology and surgically implanted body control devices hint at a dystopian yet probable future for us all. It is clear Rowe’s meticulous research of cult sci‐fi films, comics and cyberpunk novels largely influence his idea of the future that awaits us.

Recreating the essence of the digital world Rowe morphs the imaterial in to the material world, placing the resulting object not just in front of our eyes but giving it a physical presence that occupies the same space as our own. Rowe forces us to think about the cyber object anew, questioning our relationship to the machine and what impact this will have on our own future.

TITLE: Batteries not included*
YEAR: 2014
EDITION SIZE: 10
IMAGE DIMENSIONS: W 9.5 cm x H 37.5 cm
SUBSTRATE DIMENSIONS: W 59 cm x H 41.5 cm
MEDIUM: Embossing
SUBSTRATE: German Etch
PRICE: £275

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