Real Feelings explores the rapidly changing relationship between technology and emotions. The works of the 20 artists inquire and show how technology today represents, manipulates and changes our emotions.
Our world is flooded with digital technology and these devices have literally become extensions of ourselves: humanlike robots are used in healthcare, sex robots are compensating for the shortcomings of human relationships, smart devices are listening to our conversations and taking care of our needs – we are communicating more with our technology than with each other.
With works by Antoine Catala, Stine Deja & Marie Munk, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Justine Emard, Cécile B. Evans, Ed Fornieles, Maria Guta & Adrian Ganea, Esther Hunziker, Seokyung Kim, Clément Lambelet, Lorem, Kyle McDonald & Lauren McCarthy, Simone C. Niquille, Dani Ploeger, Lucy McRae, Shinseungback Kimyonghun, Maija Tammi, Troika, Coralie Vogelaar & Liam Young
With contributions by curators Sabine Himmelsbach, Ariane Koek and Angelique Spaninks as well as António Damásio, neuroscientist and bestselling author and artist Cécile B. Evans.
HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel), MU Hybrid Art House
Sabine Himmelsbach, Ariane Koek, Angelique Spaninks (ed.)
192 pages, 16.5 × 24 cm
153 mainly colour illustrations, softcover with flaps
Christoph Merian Verlag, August 2020
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