BUREAU D’ETUDES (FRANCE 2006)
Art collective Bureau d’Etudes has created an enigmatic map of the influence of electromagnetic waves on the biological body. In the course of the 19th century, the development of the chemical industry and agrochemistry led to the understanding of living organisms as chemical machines.
In the 20th century, the development of the electrical industry, then of electronics and cybernetics, compelled us to understand the organism as a self-regulating system of electronic control. Industry, with its technoscientific basis, appears as the legitimate expression of the way that humanity comprehends itself, and must comprehend itself – producing the cosmology that justifies its universal diffusion.