Interview: UFEX

UFEX is a digital design collective comprised of Mikkel Møller Andersen and Kasper Fjederholt, based out of London and Copenhagen respectively. They recently opened an exhibition/collaborative show with Bora Tanay at Artary Off Space February 14th–dealing with “extemporaneous human sculptures” that subsequently explore the different aspects of “modern social constructions.” UFEX often create “analog” sculptures that are photographed and constructed in a way to make them appear inexplicably digital. Their series, “Eyes, Ears, Mouth,” is a fascinating example of sculpture that straddles the liminal and collapsable worlds of real/digital, handmade/photoshopped, showing that perhaps the boundaries are not as concrete as we thought. The result are hilarious meditations that push the boundaries of “reality,” authenticity and the absurd.

Bora Tanay

“Extemporaneous human sculptures” is one description of Bora’s latest co-lab with art/design studio UFEX. 

Personally, I love this sorta thing, although I might never get used to the flux between live people and seemingly stationary sculptural artifact. Maybe its the live-action/still-life combo that makes these pieces so great, maybe its an abstract sort of foreshadowing of an apocalyptic future. Dont ask me, Im addicted to benzedrine.

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