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  • Micromachina
    Mixed Media by Scott Bain

  • MICROMACHINA examines what makes the insect world tick, and considers our attempts to control nature and the consequences. Humanity’s blatant disregard for nature, where profit comes before life, will ultimately be our undoing. Pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification and massive urban expansion push the fine balance of life toward disaster. There has to be a point, when mother nature will say ‘too far’, and rid the earth of its biggest pest... us.

    Once the stuff of science fiction, today flying and crawling insects are used by the military, fitted with audio and video devices. This exhibition experiments using real taxidermy beetles as mechanised shells, to show how we mistreat our fellow inhabitants, forcing them to do our will.

    When the planet’s soul is gone, all that’s left is cogs and pipes. You won’t see insects like these on the Discovery Channel.
  • Micromachina ~ Decommission, 2011,
    beetle, resin figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Human Infestation, 2011,
    beetle, plastic figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Eradication, 2011,
    beetle, cockroach, plastic figures, found objects, cat whisker, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Pre-Emptive Swarm, 2011,
    beetle, plastic figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Genetic Modification, 2011,
    beetle, plastic figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Migration, 2011,
    beetle, plastic figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Urban Camouflage, 2011,
    beetle, plastic figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Transient Nest, 2011,
    beetle, plastic figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • Micromachina ~ Race to Extinction, 2011,
    beetle, plastic figures, found objects, 15cm x 12.5cm
  • All Micromachina works exhibited in 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival, and may already be sold.
    Please check again for upcoming exhibitions or message Scott Bain for commissioned works.