What's this you wonder? According to the catalogue of U-Ram Choe's exhibition at Curtin University the scientific name for this exotic flora like object is Anmopista Volaticus floris Uram. The acronym U.R.A.M. stands for the enigmatic organisation United Research of Anima Machines. Is it possible that one day there could be a new world order characterised by a benign co-existence with the Anima Machines? After all, consider for example the changes in our lives brought about by computer technology.
The exhibition welcomes gallery visitors into an imaginative and intriguing world where machine-organisms live on urban energy. The works are mysterious yet strangely familiar. Maybe a new and different world with these alien and beautiful organisms could be a possibility after all!
The exhibition is presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival Visual Arts Program.