Kiss, or Dual Monitors, 2017, Exonemo (Japan), edition of 5, 2 Monitors, 2 Media Players, Video imagery Dimensions: Various.
Courtesy of the artists. Copyrights Visuals: Artjaws Gallery Ars Electronica 2017.
The Japanese artist duo Exonemo creates experimental projects that explore the paradoxes of the digital and analog environments surrounding us. Formed by Kensuke Sembo and Yae Akaiwa in 1996, Exonemo’s works have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions worldwide. In 2006, their project The Road Movie won the Golden Nica in the Net Vision category of the Prix Ars Electronica in 2006.
Since 2012 they have organized the “Internet Yami-Ichi,” a large flea market that has taken place in Tokyo and New York and which makes the often immaterial flotsam of cyberspace tangible in online-themed objects. The artists have lived and work in New York since 2015.
This artist has been selected by the guest curator Doo Eun Choi as part of her ArtJaws collection entitled “#BODY #morph”.
ARTJAWS EXHIBITION NEW YORK, MAY 2019 - ABOUT THE ARTWORK: KISS, OR DUAL MONITORS
Two LCD monitors are hanged from a ceiling, displaying faces of various people on the screen, and placed as people on the screen do kissing. The work questions the relationship between emotional feeling and information devices.