Overview participating exhibitions
The dream of creating an artificial human is evident throughout the history of humanity, from the Golem, the Jewish legend of an animated anthropomorphic being and Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein from 1818 to the Maschinenmensch in the German film Metropolis from 1927. This fiction has now become a reality with the humanoid robots being built in laboratories. People also upgrade their bodies with technical implants such as microchips carrying identity details and medical files. Exoskeletons, prosthetics and virtual reality glasses are expanding our bodies’ capacities or repairing defects. In UNCANNY VALLEY, Jakob Weber portrays these people and beings, and their surroundings.
Jakob Weber (West Germany, 1986) gained his Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at the HAWK Hochschule Hildesheim, and his Master’s degree at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. In 2011, he won a Close Up!-award from C/O Berlin. Weber’s work has been exhibited in Germany and in the United States.