Android dreams

“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” — Philip K. Dick asks in the title of his classic 1968 sci-fi novel. In a post-apocalyptic setting he explored the question what it is that separates man from machines.
In 2014, two digital artists from Berlin inverted this theme in a smart move. In their art it’s the machine who turns on the viewer, putting us humans into an empathy test.

In their digital artworks the duo confronts us with movie-like scenarios that hold a hidden message or element. Quoting from the artists’ statement, their images are intended to disturb. What seems like a playful scenery is supposed to cause disruption upon realizing that there is more to the scene than meets the eye. ,