Above photographs from Annka Kultys Gallery. All photos courtesy of the gallery.
Above photographs from KH7 Artspace by Stine Deja.
Above photographs from Gallery Untitled Projects by Manuel Carreon Lopez @kunstdokumentationcom.
Through video and sculpture, Synthetic Seduction creates a playful and interactive space that examines the influence of technology on our intimate experiences.
With a common interest in how technology changes human social behavior, Deja and Munk explores the relevant question posed by the transhumanist thinker Mark O'Connell: "Can a machine learn to be a human?"
Through a futuristic laboratory that simulates the familiar hospital room, Munk introduces pulsating and carnal interactive sculptures that simulate artificial forms of physical presence. Each is animated in its own unique way and is seen together with video works by Deja. The videos create a playful contrast between algorithmic logic and romantic clichés. With the works, the two artists invite deeper reflection on what love and intimacy are, and whether these can be replaced by surrogates produced by the unprecedented possibilities of the technology.
Synthetic Seduction Current and Coming Shows:
Continuous Shifts, OCTOBER 22nd 2022 - MARCH 12th 2023, Kristianstad Konsthall, Kristianstad, Sweden.
Synthetic Seduction Previous Shows:
2021 Real Feelings, MU, Eindhoiven, Netherlands.
2020 Duoshow, Untitled Projects, Vienna, Austria.
2020 Real Feelings, HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel, Switzerland.
2020 Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK.
2019 MdbK - Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
2019 IN/SITU, EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago, USA
2019 Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany.
2019 Sub Festival 2019, Subhuset, Holstebro, Denmark.
2018 MIRA Digital Arts Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
2018 KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark.
2018 SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2018 Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK.