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Lenka Klimesova, Stahl Stenslie
KONTEJNER
Čanićeva 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
December 19, 2008 - December 23, 2008


FUTURE KISS

"TECHNOLOGY IN THE VISUAL ARTS HAS TO SHOW, INVENT OR ANTICIPATE ITS OWN FUTURE IMPACT ON THE EARTH AND LIFE. ANYTHING ELSE IS ONLY EMBARRASSING DEMO OF TECHNOLOGY DEXTERITY."

Lenka Klimesova

Future Kiss is a happening that involves interaction among participants wearing masks, equipped with a vibration chip and a kiss detector. The participants try to find each other's ‘half’ by kissing. The work imagines interaction between humans in the technology-mediated environment of the future, cleansed of all ‘unhygienic’ bodily ingredients, including the immediacy of different skins touching. The mask here serves as a mediator in the sensual, but also emotional exchange: on ‘detecting’ a kiss, the sensor activates a gentle vibration that is also an emotion in abstracted form or a simulation of emotion.



Posted by Lenka Klimesova on 12/2/08 | tags: future kiss love touch performance

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