False Heads, Masks, and Robots is a virtual exhibition that is the culmination of Rose’s interest in human possibilities, merging Artificial Intelligence, robotics, human brains, and bodies. For the past 25 years, Rose has been documenting an imaginary evolution of humans and now for three years produced over 200 drawings and paintings of the fusion of Homo sapiens and Robo sapiens.
False Heads, Masks, and Robots showcases 122 of these works. Rose’s portraits of humans wearing masks blur the lines between machines and persons. At once fearful, powerless, and surprised, Robo sapiens resolutely look at the viewers straight into their eyes over their masks, reminding us that we are already inventing our future.
False Heads, Masks, and Robots is exhibited from October 2 – November 16, 2020, in the third-floor ballroom of The Arches.