In this age deeply anchored ego and narcissism, where to « like » is express instant appreciation, one question becomes fundamental. 5 little dogs with bobbing heads listen to you constantly and reassure you, as long as you ask them the right question: Do you love me? They nod. This piece, connected to the Internet, can play out anywhere in the world, as a duet, one person in one place dialoguing with another person in another place.
Transforming this toy dog with its nodding head into a smart object is both an artistic action, related to the Internet-connected ready-made, and a stupid one. Stupid, because what is the use of connecting these cute little doggies to the Internet? They react to your voice and communicate remotely; they express the degree to which the Internet has changed the world and our perspective.
2020 Internet, est-ce que tu m'aimes ? - Espace Jean-Roger Caussimon - Tremblay en France, France
2016 Semaine des Arts de Sciences Po - Sciences Po - Paris, France
2016 Icart Media Festival, Paris - Icart - Paris, France
2015 Variations Show Off - Espace des Blancs Manteaux - Paris, France
Connect each Doguinou to his box
Connect the computer, The Doguino box and the DadaPrint3r to power
Connect the computer, the Doguinou box and the DadaPrint3r to internet
Connect the microphone to the computer and go to objet.io/est-ce-que-tu-m-aimes/
Talk and it will print your blahblah