Jon Kessler's The Web

harry j. weil
Apr 28, 2013 1:19PM

Today is the last day to see Jon Kessler's knock-out exhibition The Web at the Swiss Institute. 

Commissioned by Métamatic Research Initiative in Amsterdam, The Web is a strange makeshift labyrinth of video screens, recording cameras, advertisements for Apple products, and three animatronic mannequins playing on iPads (who bare a striking resemblance to the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski). In the center of the sensorial spectacle is a merry-go-round like device with pictures of happy consumers using various electronic devices.

The best part: Kessler designed an app for visitors that feeds any images taken on the device's camera to the screens in the installation.

On a side note: You can view pieces from Kessler's 2009 animal print series on

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