two channel videoinstallation
two cathode ray TV´s, mediaplayer, flyer
1:30 min. loop, standard definition PAL, 4:3

Ausstellungsansicht Emoticons 1

Two monitors, standing face to face towards each other, are having a conversation which solely consist of Emoticons (smileys and abbreviations). The dialog is recognizable but still incomprehensible. The language of emoticons grew to be quite common amongst all of us but seems like a proper foreign language after just a few years of consistent development.
The corresponding leaflet translates some of the most important smileys, therefore making it possible for the viewer to follow the dialogue on the screens after shortly studying those vocabularies.