Curiosity toy

Plastic, acrylic; 30 cm
Edition: 30.

Curiosities are the inhabitants of the Curiosity Station of Knowledge, who study, scan and preserve knowledge about everything that comes within their field of vision. They have a humanoid body, and there is a «sphere of knowledge» in place of the head. This sphere is a receptacle of unique images, creatures and objects inhabiting the universe. Human Curiosities live mainly in the helix of knowledge. They were the first to appear on the station, and they are mainly engaged in allocation missions among other Curiosities. They believe in the existence of People, have a color resembling human skin and a helmet in the form of hair. During their first journey, the Human Curiosities go to the planet I, where they find helmets in the form of hair.

The Curiosity Station of Knowledge is divided into several factions considered to individualize the Curiosities for more efficient and convenient information collection. Such a division system lets the Curiosities simultaneously be interested in different planets and knowledge, like a huge mind. The factions are determined in the Primary Temple — a huge empty space with a domed roof and a small cylindrical elevator coming out of the floor. At the birth moment of the Curiosity, an elevator with an empty body shell raises along this capsule. Afterwards, a sphere, the basis for a new resident of the Station, is formed exactly in the center. The process lasts just a moment and is illuminated by a flash, like the birth of a new star. Then the sphere hovers in the air for a while above the elevator capsule and falls into the tube above the empty body, landing exactly in the place designed for the head. At that moment, the Curiosity obtains a special specific color of its new faction, and comes to life, opening its eyes. After birth, the Curiosity gets into a certain hierarchy, which is created to organize the effective work of the station. The Commander-in-Chief (Captain) is looking for answers to global questions (what is the Station and who are the Curiosities), while his assistants compile and analyze information collected by all other residents of the Station. However, the main role of the Curiosities is traveling through the worlds and filling the voids which they were born with.

The sculpture is made of plastic and hand-painted with acrylic. It has replacement hats-"helmets", which reflect the belonging to the faction.

PLANET: Curiosity Station of Knowledge