...About MERRY MINI MECH MECHANICS
This is a new and still ongoing project I have been working on while having taken up a teacher’s position at FZD in Singapore.
This project is set in a near future science fiction setting, in which new technologies like drones, 3D printing, and neural man-machine interfaces have become mass adopted to the point where they are common among even the poor parts of the world.
This has led to the discovery, that especially children are adaptable to controlling complex machines with neural impulses and even more so if the machinery in question has a resemblance to the human body. One of the side effects of that is the rise of a new popular combat sport, in which kids compete against each other, taking control of humanoid robots and engage in duel-like fights.
When the biggest cybernetics corporations established an image-polishing campaign to provide children of poor social background, who have endured the loss of limbs by accident, with free basic cybernetic prosthetics and the corresponding neural interface, this opened up a serious avenue of hope for these kids to escape poverty.
With this project I want to focus on a couple of kids in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, who are dedicating themselves to this hope, building their own fighting robots from scavenged old industrial robots and incorporating their own passion for different martial arts to challenge themselves for recognition and the chance of being discovered by professional talent scouts.
For now I have focused on some production oriented environment designs of the the homes of two of the kids (Gael & Tadeu), but designs for props, the robots as well as arenas and actual fight scenes will follow in the future.
All artwork in this section has been created entirely by myself.
Gael’s Home - Bedroom Overview // Sci-fi / Environment / Design
Gael’s Home - Rooftop // Sci-fi / Environment / Design
Gael’s Home - Bedroom Interior // Sci-fi / Environment / Design
Gael’s Home - Bedroom Interior Sunset // Sci-fi / Environment / Design / Mood
Gael’s Home - Bedroom Interior Night // Sci-fi / Environment / Design / Mood
Gael’s Home - Crime Scene // Sci-fi / Environment / Design
Gael’s Home - Workshop Overview // Sci-fi / Environment / Design
Gael’s Home - Workshop Interior // Sci-fi / Environment / Design
Tadeu’s Home - Cutaway // Sci-fi / Environment / Design