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Melanie Gilligan

The Common Sense


5 LED TVs, powder-coated steel tubes, HD video (5 x 6:50 min)

The video consists of multiple short episodes. In their sci-fi world, feelings and sensations can be sent and received between people via a transmitter called ‘The Patch’.

Technology forges a more empathetic society, yet also serves as a powerful surveillance device and a highly addictive immersive entertainment experience provider. With this work, the artist interrogates how technological innovations shape our minds, our behaviour and our bodies.

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Melanie Gilligan

Born in Canada in 1979
Based in New York

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