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Sex Machine

technical support: Vojislav Radovanović
editing: Milica Mitrović
music: Milan Jerotijević

Sex Machine consists of an interactive, theatrical installation and a video, which serves as a sort of promotional material for the device. The machine is run by an electric motor activated by pressing a button and thus provoking the audience for interaction and taking control of the machine. The installation consists of Barbie and Ken dolls which take different sexual poses in relation to the bed-machine, demonstrating its possibilities. I made a minimized simulacrum of a pornographic film in which main protagonists are dolls, while the machine is a dynamic element of the whole action. In this way I create a situation in which all that needs to be done is to place the dolls comfortably into the bed and turn the machine on, thus providing for the satisfaction of a basic human instinct. This is a depiction of contemporary man's tendency for comfort, as well as the decadency of a society saturated by pornography. The idea of a sex machine represents a reflection on the manipulated sexuality of the contemporary man, his fetishes and his idleness in comfort. The work raises the question of the body in technological society, showing a new situation of a mechanized sexuality, in which a human emerges as a passive object and a machine for constituting a relation between two indifferent bodies.

















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