Exonemo: Interview

Artist duo Exonemo, SEMBO Kensuke and AKAIWA Yae, formed in 1996. While flexibly crisscrossing the realms of digital and analogue, real and network environments, they expose the relationships between technologies and users, implementing various experimental projects in which they create works that reflect the impact of digital media on contemporary society by humorous approaches and innovative perspectives. They have been organizing IDPW and the “Internet Yami-Ichi” since 2012, and operate from their new base in New York since 2015.

Artist duo Exonemo, SEMBO Kensuke and AKAIWA Yae, formed in 1996. While flexibly crisscrossing the realms of digital and analogue, real and network environments, they expose the relationships between technologies and users, implementing various experimental projects in which they create works that reflect the impact of digital media on contemporary society by humorous approaches and innovative perspectives. They have been organizing IDPW and the “Internet Yami-Ichi” since 2012, and operate from their new base in New York since 2015.

Chris: How has living in the U.S. changed your artwork or perspective on art? 
Exonemo: Art in Japan and in NYC is different. Art is longer than life in NYC. Art is shorter than life in Japan. 

Chris: How is the internet and internet culture different in the U.S.?
Exonemo:The internet culture here in U.S. is well connected to real life. In Japan, many extreme internet users hate real life and become addicted to virtual life, virtual character, and virtual communication.

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What is your favorite emoji?

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The Internet Makes Me HUMAN BEINGS
I began using the internet at age 24
My favorite emoji is 💩 (Chocolate Ice Cream)
I have nice Facebook friends, and nice real life friends.