Machinic Diatoms: 3 irrealities imagines the day when designer molecular constructors will permit unicellular machines, nano machines to co-inhabit and maintain the body.

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Machinic Diatoms by Ken Rinaldo produced at Centro Portoquese de Serigraphia.

They may enter through our membranes and our pores and be both invited and uninvited guests, which find residence in our cells among the healthful organelles that, are part of the human cellular maintenance and survival ecosystem.

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Machinic Diatoms by Ken Rinaldo produced at Centro Portoquese de Serigraphia.

Our bodies are already constructed, multicellular bio electrochemical agents with layers of communicating, competing systems both with and without our own DNA.

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Machinic Diatoms by Ken Rinaldo produced at Centro Portoquese de Serigraphia.

The healthful bacteria that allow digestion of food and bacteria that hold at bay, harmful bacteria are part of complex intertwined ecologies that maintain and struggle to inhabit the interior and exterior of our bodies.

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Machinic Diatoms by Ken Rinaldo produced at Centro Portoquese de Serigraphia.

The images of the constructed micro machines appear to be neither human nor biological but are rather speculative forms which envision engineered micro bio and machinic agents with properties to help maintain our natural cellular systems.

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Machinic Diatoms by Ken Rinaldo produced at Centro Portoquese de Serigraphia.

 

EXHIBITIONS

LA MAISON d’AILLEURS, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE FICTION, UTOPIA & EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS,
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Premiere of works in Switzerland invited by Director Patrick Gyger
LEONEL MOURA GALLERY, Lisbon Portugal, March, 2010,
Art after Science Exhibition showing Machinic Diatoms curated by Leonel Moura.
RONALD FELDMAN FINE ARTS GALLERY, New York, NY, Oct 2009
Benefit auction for CEC Artslink. 2 Prints from Machinic Diatom Series. Invited By Fritzie Brown
CENTRO PORTOGUESE DE SEREGRAPHIA AT CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELEM, Lisbon, Portugal, Sept 2009
ART TECH curated by Joao Prates. The Machinic Diatom series and the Autotelematic Spider Bot prints.
THE WORKS FESTIVAL, Edmonton, Canada. June 22, 2007
Machinic Diatom print series. Invited by Will Truchon
PILCHUCK GLASS GALLERY, Stanwood, Washington, July 7, 2007
Machinic Diatom print series. Invited by Ruth King
EVO IN ART AT THE UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA OF VALENCIA. Valencia, Spain, 11-13 April 2007
Works from the Machinic Diatom series and display of the collected robotic works via a DVD. Invited by Paulo Urbano and Anna Esparcia.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY GALLERIES, West Lafayette, Indiana. Mar 3 –Apr. 20, 2008
Machinic Diatoms. Invited by curator Craig Martin. Catalog produced.
ESTAMPA MADRID, Madrid, Spain, November 30, 2006
Machinic Diatoms in association with Centro Portuguese de Serigrafia and Antonio Prates Gallery Portugal. Invited by Jao Prates.
MUSEO DE ARTE DE CALDAS, Manizales, Colombia. May 2005
Machinic Diatom series of new 15 new 3D Giclee prints on paper. Invited by Felipe Londano.

Artist and director:

Ken Rinaldo

CREDITS/TECHNICAL

3D modeling: by Ken Rinaldo
Printing: Luis at Centro Portoquese de Serigraphi Lisbon Portugal

SHOW DIMENSIONS

This work can be displayed with frames individually or in groups.

KEYWORDS

3D modeling, database, nanotechnology, Giclee prints, digital imaging, texture mapping

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books
DO ROBOTS DREAM OF SPING? – The Art of Ken Rinaldo at the Maison d’Ailleurs. Retrospective with forward by Bruce Sterling and Patrick Gyger. Yverdon-les-Bains: September 19, 2010 to March 20, 2011

Reviews

Recorridos, Arte, Ciencia y Technologia, 2012 pg 102 coverage of UNTREF show in Argentina

COLLECTIONS

Museum de Manizales, Manizales Columbia
LA MAISON d’AILLEURS, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE FICTION, UTOPIA & EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS
Science Fiction writer Bruce Sterling
The Antonio Prates Foundation
Centro Portoquese de Serigraphia
Catherine Bennet collection
Susan Beller collection
Epson Corporation Portugal

PURCHASE

krinaldo@hotmail.com

https://www.cps.pt/