I Don’t Know You, So I Can’t Love You


Pigment prints, printed air mesh, Amazon Echo smart assistant, fluorescent lights, mirror dibond, rocks; dimensions variable

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Installation in Museum of Modern Art Freiburg. Photo: Bernhard Strauss

Technical consultation: Aap Kaur Suvi

First shown in Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), in 2018, and developed further for the travelling exhibition Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies), both curated by Katerina Gregos, the work explores possibilities of forming an emotional bond only through textual or aural interactions. Visitors can listen to a romantic conversation between two smart assistant devices, contemplating on digital love and longing. Photos in the installation are depicting a fragmented body emphasising the presence of voice and the absence of physicality.