Elements. McColl Center. Charlotte, NC. 2011-12
This project mounted at the McColl Center was a culmination of research into advanced manufacturing processes and digital visualization technologies. Combining the tradition of decorative craft with current technology, Michael Gayk uses jewelry and sculpture to redefine the structure of the human body both functionally and symbolically. Inspired by the subtle parts of the human form, internal organs and circulatory systems, Gayk explores digital manufacturing technologies that can alter the physiology of the human body. He examines how access to these same technologies becomes popularizes and a part of public discourse. The generative nature of the work made available through software speculates on the future of the human machine relationship and symbiotic form.
This show was made possible by a generous grant through the Arts and Science Council