Vitar Drinković

Selfie hug
2015. – 2017. 

Self-empowered  but tired of generating new mechanisms to survive, now already fused with the bunker, we crave a machine hug and dive into the cushioned lining of the hug sculpture. A selfie hug is an interactive (low tech) mechanical sculpture that moves when a person (visitor) is “hugging” the construction, respoding with a hug an vibration. 

The visitor can place his/her smartphone on a selfie-stick integrated into the sculpture and it will take a selfie of the hug. This is a moment of simple and untwisted comfort and tenderness provided by a robust and brutalist device ‒ a bit awkward but transparent in nature, devoid of any pretentiousness ‒ which strips us bare of our inhibitions.