A written and illustrated article.
Science fiction films have presented us with numerous visions of machines programmed to satisfy our every need. In some instances these needs have been considered in relation to the intimate and physical relationships practiced by humans. In response to the film publications theme of sex the article adopts a speculative aesthetic theory that is applied to the development and redesign of the replicant – using the original Blade Runner film. The role of the visual is not to necessarily ‘illustrate’ the text but to continue the speculative voice within the writing. The realisation of this illustrative approach considers existing methods and aesthetics that one would associate with ‘idea generation’. The subsequent adoption of the maquette seemed like an appropriate form – as an object that embodies possibility. Similarly the method of making aligned with the development of untested thoughts and the spontaneity associated with bricolage.