Blank Bodies Is A Technological Retelling of Genesis

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There’s been a few films out there about robots being taught to function, such as Chappie and Ex Machina. In Blank Bodies, a short film written and directed by Ryan Weatrowski, a pair of robots are printed up as blank slates by an art group, things go south as pair fall in love.

Here’s the video. As a warning, it’s NSFW.


While I watched this, I couldn’t help but shake a sense that there’s some real biblical material running in the background here: the imagery of a man and a woman being created as blank slates, and ultimately rejecting their creators is pretty vivid.

For a short, kickstarted film, this is pretty interesting, and the execution is pretty good. The themes that Weatrowski is playing with are ones that have been discussed in science fiction for a while now, but it’s nice to see a slightly different take on the topic.