Live Forever II
fiberglass capsule with acoustic foam, leather upholstery, electronic equipment
254 × 152 × 96.5 cm
Collection: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Courtesy: Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
Photo: Will Brown

Inside the white streamlined vehicles that have been designed as one-person karaoke pods, separate videos and melodies, lyrics and voices are integrated as one. Karaoke is a form of entertainment representative of the present age, but the use of the title Live Forever makes the pods resemble some kind of incubator for a body-less artificial life form. Three videos are shown within the pods, each consisting of the kind of image that could accompany just about any sort of song in a karaoke booth from which we can get a sense of love and adolescence, modernization and globalization, respectively.