You are invited to witness the birth of a new man.
The Numan is a dependent creature designed to induce empathy, by promoting an examination of what it means to be human.
Complete with interchangeable body parts, The Numan exists as a human-shaped vessel for textile, ceramic and electronic components, crafted in an electro-gothic style*.
Designed by Rohani Osman (knitting and crochet), Brittany Veitch (felt and soft sculpture) and Katie Jacobs (ceramics), The Numan is an art exhibition that allows you to play God.
How we treat our most vulnerable members of society can be seen as a measure of society as a whole. Similarly, how you choose to use The Numan will illustrate complex questions about action and consequences, and about the inter-dependency of humanity.
Exhibition dates - Thursday 23rd June to Sunday 10th July 2011
Location - c3 Contemporary Artspace, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St. Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria 3070
Gallery hours Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm
*This self-authored style is a union between traditional Gothic or grotesque leitmotifs and a 1980’s new wave and electronic music aesthetic. The Numan is gender neutral, influenced by the androgyny of David Bowie and Grace Jones.