Exonemo (JP)

Kiss or Dual Monitors (2018)

Mixed media installation, Monitors, Media players, Wires

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. The sterile connection of two objects and the swap of physical connection for a digital connection. The installation questions the human presence in the digital communication realm and challenges the notions of reality, physicality and digitalisation.


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 analogue 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.

Courtesy the Artists, Kiss or Dual Monitors, Installation view from “Hello World – for the Post-Human Age” (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, 2018) Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)
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