Artist Profile

Bjoern Rainer-Adamson

Bjoern Rainer-Adamson is a German-born, Western Australian Artist.

Rainer-Adamson spent his formative years in rural Bavaria, a region renowned as a world leader in the auto and aircraft manufacturing industry. This bedrock appreciation for fine engineering led to an interest in developing works that subvert existing technologies to their most absurd and abstracted ends. Rainer-Adamson interrogates in a global context our desire as a species to innovate, where the correlation between accelerated growth and technological advancement obscures the slipping of control to the hands of machines.

Bjoern Rainer-Adamson’s artworks are dystopian narratives of our current reality understood from a future perspective. He builds unique kinetic sculptures able to take on a life of their own.


Mollusk (posthuman technological)


Materials: steel

Size: 120 x 400 x 400 cm

Price: $22, 000

The octopus-like creature is an artificial relic of a time when we tried to establish a partnership with the entity of applied science established to serve us.

We accomplish our lives by attempting to control nature, optimising it to perfection, surrendering our freedom, becoming slaves to immortal technology, instead of facing the cataclysm that reality holds for our species. The monsters we created are hiding in corners, preparing to overthrow us at any time. Is that the brave new world? Will technology take over and replace us or will it lose its purpose as soon as all
humans are wiped out?

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