Sexnology 2012 Shannon Willis
• Silicone, Arduino, Wood, LEDs
Statement: Sexnology is an interactive light sculpture, asking the viewer to participate in the work. The sculpture is activated by touch, it changes color as it is being touched and caressed. The soft translucent landscape of knobs and valleys is ambiguously suggestive. The piece explores the relationship of technology and human sexuality and intimate relationships. From cyber sex to connecting to lost love via Facebook, our society is creating a new means of sexual interaction that does not necessarily involve a personal one on one touch. Sexnology poses the question what does technology want from this interaction?
“Sexnology” was featured in “Byte Me” at Arfu Gallery Portland Oregon in 2012 and PNCA BFA Juried Show 2013