Now You Are In the Conversation

Chelsea Chen

A playful critique that visually depicts the relationship between artist, artwork, and audiences in an age that mediated by smartphones and social networks. To discuss how do people look at artworks now and does our obsession with capturing takes away from the enjoyment of the experience itself.


It takes two to tango, and also to have a conversation. The self-typing keyboard illustrates the artist’s endless monologue, and audiences can join the artist by viewing it. At this moment, the monologue turns to a conversation. The blank keys represent that art is not asking you to accept a conclusion, just that you entertain these possibilities — what makes art special is that it resists closure. When the audiences raise their smartphones they ended the conversation, everything stops.



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