Once there was Spin the Bottle. Then there was the embarrassing adult version of Spin the Bottle—on Wii. And then there was artist Hye Yeon Nam, who decided to skip all pretenses and go straight for the spit-swapping, no foreplay necessary. Hye Yeon Nam devised a method for controlling a bowling video game by French kissing. It works like this:
“One person has a magnet on his/her tongue and the other person wears the headset. While they kiss, the person who has the magnet on his/her tongue, controls the direction and speed of the bowling ball for 20 seconds. The goals of this game are to guide the ball so that it maintains an average position in the centre of the alley and to increase the speed of the ball by moving the tongue faster while kissing.”
Awkward, I’d like to see them try Call of Duty. Who would come up with such a perfect prepubescent nerd-boy fantasy? Hye Yeon Nam is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.F.A. in digital media from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been shown at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, Times Square, the Discovery Channel and more.