We dream of augmented bodies pushed beyond the boundaries of organic living. Yet when we augment and optimize disabled bodies it causes discomfort and disgust. When placed into practice why is the cyborgian body so disquieting?
This project uses digital landscape, virtual augmentation, and identity curation to explore the fraught relationship that disabled and chronically ill people have with technology. Our positive relationship to technology hinges on associations with wellness—but the cyborgian body is only divine when it masks our mortality.
Cardinal, am I a Christian? navigates trauma and the subsequent fear of violence and death through fantasies of martyrdom and immortality.