Mechanical Love

Mechanical Love by Rianne de Boer Patient nr 1043

Mechanical Love


There is no way for humans to grow into each other physically. You cannot merge but your mind. I wanted to take the idea of love a step further. More intense.
Robots are totally awesome. I love the idea of machines appearing to be alive, stepping over boundaries of flesh. One of the things I love about machines is how basic they can be. Why have a nose when you don't need it? Or a mouth, for that matter. If there are other ways of communicating, sounds created by air pushed through a throat only requires the body to carry around more unneeded parts. It would be a burden. To be truly effective and more practical, a body regarded as normal when it comes to human beings, would have to be stripped down. Into an appearance where emotions can only be shown by eyes.
Intimacy, however, would be far harder to have between two creatures of steel. Without a mouth for kissing and plated in senseless synthetics and metals, a loving touch would have no effect. The only possibility lies in the fact that machines need to be opened at times. For cleaning. For repairs. For love, when bonding with another being of the same kind. Synthetic hearts, built out of thousands of minuscule machines, moving to merge with the heart of a soulmate. Reaching out to each other in the only way to really become one.
Brought to life with black micron pen on A2

Online since 13-07-2016