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Cathrine Kramer presents Improvised Empathetic Device (IED) by S.W.A.M.P.

Human+ The future of our species

Are we affected by news about wars and deaths? How to remember the importance of that sort of events to an an user anesthetized by the saturation of information? The IED can be considered an emotional prosthesis. It is a portable device that you can stick in your arm and pinch you with a needle every time that there are broadcasted on TV some news about deaths of american soldiers in the Middle East war. The curator of the exhibition Human +, Catherine Kramer, explains the point of this device designed by the collective Swamp (Douglas Easterly and Matt Kenyon) in 2005.

Participants: Cathrine Kramer

10 December 2015