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The Most Sensitive Organ: A Voyage of Discovery with My Virtual Body


Ohad Kabri

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Liora Rosin

The project examines the potential uses of the most sensitive organ in the bodies of 21st-century Western women and men – their mobile phone. This is a research lab for non-conventional uses of personal digital information, with the artist’s mobile phone used as a cast study. 

The modern body does not end in fingertips, but is extended through the smartphone into the digital world, where several virtual organs operate: the contact list organ, the chat history organ, the photo gallery organ, and others. These organs are personal and unique. They are vulnerable and in need of protection. They may be used in a variety of ways to excite, pleasure, entertain, create intimacy, explore ourselves, or experience danger. 

What limits our use of our virtual organs is the digital world itself, which is characterized by high controllability and low freedom of action. Each element in this world has been developed by a programmer or a company and has an objective and an instruction manual. Each software has certain buttons that enable certain activities and prevent others. Thus, although each person’s photo gallery and chat history are unique, everyone uses them in the same limited way enabled by the social media platform or the mobile phone’s operating system. 

How can we use these organs, contrary to the instruction manual, to experience extreme sports, gamble, get excited, create intimacy, spice our lives with a bit of danger, or use them in art?

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Ohad Kabri

Ohad Kabri is a designer and design researcher, with a B.Des in industrial design and an M.Des in the About Design track, both from Bezalel. In addition, between the two degrees he took part in the  incubator of the Department of Industrial Design at Bezalel.

After graduating, Ohad won a research scholarship from the German-Polish Pilecki Institute, and today he collaborates with the White City Center in Tel Aviv, conducting research on modernism, culture, and design. 

Ohad specializes in research-based design projects, which consider the emotional world of the users and the history of the place where they live. Ohad’s projects have been displayed at the Jerusalem Design Week, the Tel Aviv Fresh Paint Fair, the Arte Laguna Pavilion in Venice, the White City Center in Tel Aviv, and a panel on design research of the Pilecki Institute.

Alongside his research projects, Ohad has been working as a designer and curator at the Garden of Science Museum in Weizmann Institute, designing sets for theater and cinema, producing and curating cultural events, and since 2018, he has served as the art director of the InDinegev Festival.

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