17 animations, 30 Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, J2ME application, 9 lacquered wooden elements, 2 construction stilts
450 x 235 x 100 cm
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Mobile phones are operating as virtual agents. These virtual Agents are sharing their pornographical footage via Bluetooth. The more animations a mobile phone has, the faster it starts displaying them until it vibrates and diplays a biting mouth. Then the search for new input starts again.

The pornographical images are based on user generated content from the internet. The artist animated photos of amateurs playing porn in their rooms and in public places. In the animations the performer is made more beautiful in terms of Photoshop, then the masking continues until the face is fully hidden. At last, the picture is set in a stage light. The animations of mouth and eyes are based on self portraits of the artist.

In information technology, telecommunications and related fields, handshaking is an automated process of negotiation that dynamically sets parameters of a communications channel established between two entities before normal communication over the channel begins.

by Philipp Suter and Johnny Nia