Victoria, Australia – The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is spreading the word on road safety with an unusual campaign.
With a thick skull, organic airbags and tough skin, Graham is an artist’s rendition of a human that would be able to withstand the impact of a car crash.
The incredibly lifelike sculpture was created by artist Patricia Piccinini, who worked with surgeons and road traffic accident investigators to identify the parts of the human body that are most vulnerable in the event of a crash.
An interactive experience powered by augmented reality technology Google Tango enables visitors to see inside Graham’s body. Following the exhibition, the model will be used by the TAC to teach young Australians about the importance of road safety.
‘For me, it’s interesting to make something that is a vehicle for a very important idea as well as a museum piece,’ says Piccinini.