Lin Xin, Don't Tell Me no.1, 2009, oil on canvas

"Can You Fuck It?" INSIDE STORY

Artists in Conversation

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7:00 pm

In conjunction with "Can you fuck it?" - The Fembot Phenomenon

Ningen Gallery,
Kai Building
4F Kabukicho 1-13-11,
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

You are invited to quiz artists from the apexart International Open Call Exhibition, "Can you fuck it?" – The Fembot Phenomenon, about their process, opinions, and creative work. Curator Elena Knox will have a friendly, uncensored conversation with participating artist Mika Kan, during which they will present behind-the-scenes footage, extra interviews, and unpublished works. Participating artists Allison de Fren (USA) and Lin Xin (China) will join by chat to answer questions and offer further insights.

In exclusive mini-screenings, we will view Allison’s interview with DaveCat, a technosexual iDollator who is married to a synthetic partner; Mika’s process of impregnating her sex doll; Lin’s experience of producing hi-tech exhibitions in China with media artist Zheng Da, exploring glitch and desire; and Elena’s plan for weaponry that can be worn internally by robot sex workers. No question too rude! No mosaic censorship! No fake robots!

Japanese/English live interpretation by Juri Akiyama


それヤレんの? インサイド·ストーリー


 (DaveCat: テクノセクシャル·アイドレーターの男性、人工のパートナーと結婚した人物)
*リン・シンの、メディアアーティストのジェン・ダと作り上げる、グリッチと欲望をめぐるハイテク展覧会 in 中国のメイキング
どんな疑問でも大歓迎! モザイク修正なし! 偽ロボットなし!


Elena Knox is a media/performance artist based in Tokyo. Her works stage enactments of gender, presence and persona in technoscience and communications media. Recent presentations include Yokohama Triennale, Bangkok Art Biennale, Beijing Media Art Biennale, Future and the Arts at Mori Art Museum, and Lux Aeterna at Asia Culture Center.