Exhibition Detail

Scotty Wagner: Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature

Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature

Scotty Wagner (BFA 2011)

This is a digital still from the video, "Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature," an unconventional household drama set in an imagined future where self-control is the single most important quality in human development. Trial Child, a robotic replica of a couple's would-be child, is the newest technology. This tragicomic Pinocchio-esque tale addresses issues surrounding the cyborg identity and our growing personification of robotics in relation to gender, identity, technological absurdity and family politics.

Website: Scotty Wagner

This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.