VIDEO POST relaunches ENESS company’s Modern Guru and the Path to Artificial Happiness, a mystical journey from the inside of an installation modulated as “a glowing landscape of oversized, extravagant mountains that recite incantations and blink innocently out of digital eyes”. Awaiting them at the end of the path is the Modern Guru, a translucent ovoid with four huge digital eyes, floating above a ceremonial ring of LEDs. A series of absurd messages flow from his mouth and, in a statement about the true nature of the experience, a new message is delivered when visitors take a photo of the Modern Guru – a missive produced only for those who seek to photograph life rather than live in the moment.
ENESS, Modern Guru, Interactive art installation, 2023
Centre d’art Les 3 CHA, Châteaugiron, France