Sculptures of monitor and keyboard covered with simulated skin and some features belonging to human suggest how the latter has transgressed bodily boundaries, continents and time. However, the utmost function of the senses cannot as much play its role due to the very fact that the corporeal is experienced only electronically, owing the experience to the mercy of technology. Hence, when communication processes breakdown as the counterfeit cannot be perceived as that of the real, the biggest threat to such instrumental power called effective communication happens, that is, interruption. A message delay. Lou Lim’s work stresses that the presence of the virtual cannot take the place of the actual but the need for connection beyond body reach, compels the needy to let the machine serve its purpose: to personify an imperfect, intimacy-spoiled yet a potential avenue for reciprocities.
Curated by: Leo Abaya
Special thanks to Marnelli Puyot for helping out with the concept and write up. 🙂