Is this your future?: Blood radio

Made:
2004
maker:
Dunne & Raby

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Is this your future?: Blood radio. Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy Gallery at
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Is this your future?: Blood radio. Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy Gallery at
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Is this your future?: Blood radio. Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy Gallery at
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Object designed for the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A transparent bag in the shape of a silhouetted teddy bear is filled with what appears to be blood and mounted upright on a white plastic base to which it is attached by a tube.

'Is this your future' is a twelve-part installation commissioned from Fiona Raby and Tony Dunne for the Energy Gallery at the Science Museum in 2004. The installation imagined three possible scenarios for alternative future energy use: hydrogen, recycled human poo, and animal blood. Each scenario is presented through a photograph of a family using the alternative energy, alongside 2 or 3 objects. The photographs were taken by Jason Evans, the objects were produced or sourced by Dunne & Raby.

This object forms part of the scenario for using animal blood, in which domestic animals are used to produce energy. The radio would be powered by blood and is in the shape of a teddy bear, designed to be more appealing to children. It features in the accompanying photograph.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
2019-233/12
Materials:
PVC, corian, fake blood, leatherette and plastic
type:
artwork
credit:
Commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, 2004

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