The Hybrid Society

Cake Industries

Image by Steve Berrick

Roaming throughout White Night Ballarat, strange human/machine hybrids will walk amongst us. A physical manifestation of the link between humans and technology, influencers and consumers, their obsession with their devices and themselves knows no bounds.

Always connected, yet somewhat separated from the world around them, these performing robotic sculptures use dark humour and absurdity to reflect and highlight the growing obsession with online personas and the technology that draws our attention from dawn to dusk.

The Hybrid Society is commissioned by Experimenta and Robotronica and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.