Robot – Singles Collection LP

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Robot is a virtual band founded by artists Takuji Kogo and John Miller in 2003. Their songs use personal ads and more recently other found texts as lyrics. Their fully synthetic music features electronically produced vocals and instrumentation. Karaoke-style videos that the artists post online accompany their songs. “Singles Collection” is Robot’s first full-length LP.

“Robot treats each ad with a dry humor and a modicum of sympathy while simultaneously pointing to the saturation of consumerism into our deepest emotional spaces and into our psychology, individual and cultural. The pieces operate as music videos, as short stories, and as meditations on looking for love in print, online, in person, and in your head today.” -Lauren Cornell (Chief Curator, Hessel Museum of Art)

Robot has been presented at NBK Berlin, “Open to All Ages and Ethnicities” (2015), “A Little About Me,” New Museum, New York (online exhibition, 2013) and within *Candy Factory Projects and Miller’s exhibitions.

Takuji Kogo (b. 1965 in Japan, lives in Fukuoka, Japan). Organizes *Candy Factory Projects, a platform for collaborative art projects. Selected solo exhibitions and original curatorial projects: Kitakyushu Biennial (2007 to 2017); Alt space LOOP Seoul (2019); The Private Museum Singapore (2018); Kalmar Konstmuseum Sweden (2015); Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin (2012), The Rooseum, Malmö (2005), Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2004); Akiyoshidai International Art Village (2003). Participation in exhibitions and projects: Aichi Triennial (2016); New Museum, New York (2013); Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2009); The Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin (2009); Media City Seoul (2004); Yokohama Triennale (2001). *Candy Factory Projects are archived at: http://artonline.jp/

John Miller (b. 1954 in Cleveland, USA, lives in New York and Berlin). Solo exhibitions (selection): The Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2020), Kubus, Wien (with Richard Hoeck, 2013); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2011); Kunsthalle Zurich (2009); Cabinet des Estampes at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva (2004); The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (with Mike Kelley, 2000); Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble; Kunstverein Hamburg (1999).

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