Josh kline's AI: Artificial “I”
Josh Kline’s second solo at 47 Canal Quality of Life includes computer-generated interviews with Kurt Cobain and Whitney Houston, re-appropriated Bank of America branding animations, doped blood in clear acrylic cast iceboxes and IV drips. Without boring the audience with the stereotypical lectures on the malfunctions of technology, Kline's attempt in picturing a dystopian world, addressing age, success and technologic interference, looks solid and effective.
kline's work is both satirical and ironic. one can not easily comprehend if he is mocking the emerging cult of youth and plastic surgery or is he celebrating the aforementioned. Quality of life confronts the viewer with a hybrid situation, which Kline doesn't seem to be bothered by and is attacking this hybridity from every angle.