UNBORN0x9 is an art installation and performance questioning the development of foetuses in artificial wombs outside of the body (ectogenesis) and the cyborg future of parenting. It explores the role of obstetric science in the increasingly technological experience of human reproduction, speculating on new types of bonding that may emerge with artificial wombs. Here, pregnancy is integrated into a high-tech vision of the body as a biological component of a cybernetic communication system.
In collaboration with the echOpen fablab who engages in the development of open source and low cost echo-stethoscope with smartphone application, UNBORN0X9 forks the prototype of a creative tool and hacks the inaudible ultrasonic waves in a sonic conversion that allows the interpretation of an audiovisual and ultrasonic emotional score by performers and musicians.
UNBORN0X9 is a project by Future Baby Production collective.
Future Baby Production
An initiative by Shu Lea Cheang and Ewen Chardronnet
An Antre-Peaux/UrsuLaB & ART2M/Makery production
Co-production: Labomedia, echOpen
Technical team: Thomas Demmer & Quentin Perchais (Qastor), Benjamin Cadon (Labomedia), Jérôme Dubois (echOpen), Vivien Roussel (thr34d5), Svar Simpson
UNBORN0x9 has received the support of the CNC-DICRéAM (2017-2020) and the ART4MED program, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union (2021-2022).