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In collaboration with Erwin Boer, who researches the interaction between humans and robots at the TU Delft, Wanda Tuerlinckx travelled the world to capture the revolutionary developments in robotics. People see themselves best incarnated in androids, which move, feel, talk and look like humans – one day they may even have the same thoughts and emotions as humans. They are at the point of becoming integrated in all levels of our society. We look upon these developments with awe as well as with a shudder. By recording the androids onto paper negatives using a nineteenth century calotype camera, Tuerlinckx gives the robots the soft, knowing look of our great-grandfathers.
Wanda Tuerlincx (Belgium, 1969) studied Philosophy at the University of Antwerp, and Photography at the Sint-Lukas Academie in Brussels and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Her work has been published in major Dutch newspapers, including de Volkskrant and NRC Handelsblad, and is held in various collections, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Stadsarchief Amsterdam. Tuerlinckx lives and works in Amsterdam.