Kevin Cooley's Remote Nation Shows Modern Society's Solitude

 - Oct 20, 2011
References: remotenation & psfk
Modern society has become quite reliant on watching television in place of activity and even companionship, and the Remote Nation art installation shows this self-imposed solitude on a larger scale. Taking place in a newly minted apartment building lining New York City’s Highline Park, the Remote Nation installation fabricates ghostly inhabitants watching the same television station simultaneously.

Put together by artist Kevin Cooley, the Remote Nation installation is enlightening. As Cooley states, "This project suggests a framework for a discussion of how technology can be simultaneously human and impersonal, and how it can bridge the gap of physical distance yet often fail to connect us as individuals."

The Remote Nation art installation can be viewed every night until the end of October this year.