April 14, 2018 – June 2, 2018 all-day
Alliance Française de Singapour
1 Sarkies Rd
Singapore 258130


A series of photographs by Yves Gellie explores the world of scientific research laboratories dedicated to the development of humanoid platforms.

These robots question us about the fate of humankind, the way it sees itself, its consciousness, its evolution, its future and finitude.

The performance level of the machines we develop grants them ever increasing autonomy, a source of both fascination and dread. The more powerful the machines, the more negatively humans view them, says philosopher Jean-Michel Besnier.

Behind the pictures a series of videos give to the visitors the opportunity to watch and listen to a recorded intimate dialogue between the photographed person and the robot.

These videos foreshadow a future in which human beings and machines will grow closer to each other in health sectors in France and Belgium in which these robots are used (psychiatry, autism, Alzheimer’s)

Alliance Française de Singapour – la galerie (2nd floor) until the 2th of June

Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Tuesday – Friday: 1pm – 7.30pm

Please note that the gallery will be closed on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April due to the works.


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Please note that Alliance Française will be closed to the public on Monday 29 April (whole day). Le Café Diabolo will be closed from Monday 29 April till Sunday 5 May. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.