Mechanical Dolls

In my work I explore cultural identity and sexuality through images of perverse (yet innocent) dolls. Taking cute and cuddly ready-mades and turning them into fetishistic objects, I construct my work on the intense coexistence of opposite extremes, allowing for multiple interpretations.
The dolls and toys are made from dissembled parts that have been restructured with other found objects. The modifications made to the figures are both visual and electronic; they are turned into robotic creatures with altered functional capabilities. Most of the dolls use a SF04 (or equivalent) sonar sensor and microcontroller. Some of the dolls participate in films Mishka, Mama and Hungry Ghosts.
Photography Fred Hatt