Posthuman Futures

January 20th, 2011

No longer a science fiction, we – the human race – are on the cusp of human genetic engineering.

Humans have altered the genomes of species for thousands of years through artificial selection. Over the past 40 years scientists have made amazing technological progress to improve natures crops and mammals through genetic modifications; recently science has mapped the entire human genome and begun to realise the potential for modifying us.

Abhominal, an archaic word meaning inhuman, is an exploratory weblog of the human form. The digital sculptures are a fusion of geometric, architectural and biological abstract forms – a bleak evolutionary future where biotechnology has been used to make perfect posthuman beings.

To modify nature is our nature.

Our Future Is Now

May 9th, 2015

In April 2015 it was announced that the first human embryos had been modified by Chinese scientists. The team, led by Junjiu Huang at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, used a gene editing procedure called Crispr to correct a fault that causes beta-thalassaemia – a life-threatening blood disorder. Prominent science journals Nature and Science refused to publish the research paper on ethical grounds. The work is outlined here: Protein and Cell Journal.

What does this all mean, why does it matter?

Simply that human genetic modification is no longer a science fiction but a reality. We are at the dawn of a new age, our future is now.

Supermodel, Size Zero

May 14th, 2013

Supermodel Size Zero

To be a model is the stuff young girls dreams, and to be size zero is to reach the height of fashion. With genetic tinkering we will no longer need to fuss over what we eat. This is a 6ft tall, super thin hexagonal lattice posthuman; with fifteen toes, two full breasts and four nipples.

Reconfiguration III

March 30th, 2013

Reconfiguration III Genetic Modification

Reconfigured human form. Bulbous and fleshy genetic mound elevated high on an integrated pedestal.

Biostructure VII

February 23rd, 2013

Biostructure VII Human Exoskeleton

Modular biostructure for the growth of spare parts. Anodised aluminium supporting lattice with organic form.

Posthuman Structure III

July 27th, 2012

Posthuman Structure III Cube Form

Posthuman structure measuring 220cm cubed. Within its safe and self-supporting geometric boundaries the main body has plenty of room for further growth.

Biostructure VI

July 8th, 2011

Biostructure VI Hexagon Lattice

5ft 6in tall cylindrical hexagonal lattice structure of stainless steel, supporting modified flesh growth.

Posthuman Structure II

May 23rd, 2011

Posthuman Structure II Genetic Monster

Posthuman Structure I

March 31st, 2011

Posthuman Structure I Cubist Grid

Posthuman form supported within a golden ratio structure.

Biogeometric I

February 11th, 2011

Biogeometric I Organic Geometric

Biostructure IV

February 10th, 2011

Biostructure IV Posthuman Exoskeleton

Biostructure III

January 10th, 2011

Biostructure III Human Architecture Biomimetic

Biostructure II

November 17th, 2010

Biostructure II Organic Lattice


June 13th, 2010

Biostructure Human Lattice Form

Reconfiguration II

March 16th, 2010

Reconfiguration II Genetic Future

Reconfiguration I

March 6th, 2010

Reconfiguration I Posthuman


March 2nd, 2010

Rhombic Geometric Human Structure

Biostructure 1

February 10th, 2010

Biostructure 1 Genetic Meat

Geometric Study 001

February 10th, 2010

Geometric Study 001

Biostructure 2

April 10th, 2009

Biostructure 2 Biomimicry Biomimetic Lattice

Human Reconfiguration XII

February 16th, 2009

Human Reconfiguration XII Abstract Form

Human Reconfiguration XI

January 18th, 2009

Human Reconfiguration XI Genetically Modified

Human Reconfiguration X

January 10th, 2009

Human Reconfiguration X Stem Cell Organs

Human Reconfiguration VIIII

January 10th, 2009

Human Reconfiguration VIIII Genetic Future

Human Reconfiguration VI

January 10th, 2009

Human Reconfiguration VI Organic Grid

Human Reconfiguration IV

January 10th, 2009

Human Reconfiguration IV Matrix

Human Reconfiguration III

January 10th, 2009

Human Reconfiguration III Torus Knot

Olympian I

January 10th, 2009

Olympian I Genetically Engineered

Human Figure Study III

January 10th, 2009

Human Figure Study III Genetic Engineering

Untitled VI

January 10th, 2009

Untitled VI Human Sadness

Untitled V

January 10th, 2009

Untitled V The Human Condition