Kisser or the kissing machine is just another romantically conceived sculpture. It consists of a mechanism which mobilizes artificial lips made of latex, so that they perform a kissing movement. The machine operates mechanically and is very similar to a meat mincer. The work enables the visitor to mechanically kiss himself/herself if he/she has no-one else to kiss. The mechanism transferring the movement from the control handle to the lips is fully visible. This work is also an effort to fully overcome the barrier between the artwork and its audience.
The work raises the question of alienation and the prevailing loneliness resulting from increasingly complicated interhuman relationships. From film pornography and specialized shops which sell “all your unfulfilled dreams” all the way to virtual reality that should simulate real existence. All this enforces the increasing role of masturbation and self-sufficiency which only widens the already too wide a gap among estranged individuals.
What the market is still unable to satisfy is the need for tenderness, love and affection towards another human being. In a similar way, this machine seems to try to compensate for the missing tenderness but, just as any other machine, it is not very likely to succeed.