Kiss, or Dual Monitors, 2017
METAMORPHOSIS - MONTREAL
Arsenal Contemporary Art [QC-CA]
10.1 - 10.31, 2020
The Japanese artist unit "exonemo" (by SEMBO Kensuke and AKAIWA Yae) was formed in 1996 on the Internet. Their experimental projects are typically humorous and innovative explorations of the paradoxes of digital and analog computer networked and actual environments in our lives. Their The Road Movie won the Golden Nica for Net Vision category at Prix Ars Electronica 2006. They have been organizing the IDPW gatherings and "Internet Yami-Ichi" since 2012. They live and work in New York since 2015.
Mixed media (Monitor, Media Player)
In Kiss, or Dual Monitors two LCD monitors are hung from a ceiling, displaying faces of various people on the screen, and placed as people on the screen kiss. The work questions the relationship between emotional feeling and information devices.
Photo credit, portrait: Niko