Jean Shin
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Duet, 2006

In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

Two channel video installation, two synchronized DVD’s with audio

Dimensions variable

Edition of 5

Permanent Collection of Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Duet is a two-channel video installation in which two keyboards appear to play a duet of virtual correspondence in time with a constant soundtrack that echoes in the backdrop of our offices and internet cafes—the audible rhythm of fingers tapping on a keyboard. The keys play like those on a player piano, as they endlessly rise and fall in a video loop. Reflecting a digital culture powered by emails and chat rooms, Duet presents automated machines operating and communicating with each other without an apparent human presence.

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