Monument of Immortality developed by Svenja Kratz, Bill Hart and Dietmar Hutmacher reflects on the promises of science and technology to control nature, cure ageing and facilitate eternal life. The Ghost Writer writing machine uses a programmed neural network to produce a narrative based on an original stream-of-consciousness text created by Kratz reflecting on the prospect of separating the mind from the body and being resurrected as an artificial life entity. Over time, the AI engine will re-combine and re-write the original story to produce a new text.

Monument to Immortality was researched and developed in a creative partnership between the School of Creative Arts and Media at the University of Tasmania and Centre for Regenerative Medicine within the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. This research was conducted by the ARC ITTC (IC160100026) and supported by the UTAS Creative Exchange Institute.

The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. Drawing on the latest research from the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s, the exhibition examines organ transplantation and tissue regeneration through the creative responses of world-renowned artists and designers.

For more information about the details of the exhibition: Monument to Immortality