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Metaverse Petshop at



This artwork is site-specific.

Go to the location shown on the map in order to experience it in AR.

Artwork description

Metaverse Petshop is an ironic and playable installation inspired by the relationship between information space and real space.

There is a growing worldwide ban on the sale of caged pets in stores. Is it ethical to cage virtual creatures, which can be said to have originally been locked in a cage (called a monitor), for sale in stores?

This work lets you purchase an ownership of a pet and release it from its cage using your smartphone.

Object description

Metapet (ID: 31b30152-89da-4c26-b410-75dd3cf4d7b0) generated for Animal()City show at

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About the artist

The Japanese artist unit "exonemo" (by SEMBO Kensuke and AKAIWA Yae) was formed in 1996 on the Internet. Their experimental projects are typically humorous and innovative explorations of the paradoxes of digital and analog computer networked and actual environments in our lives. Their The Road Movie won the Golden Nica for Net Vision category at Prix Ars Electronica 2006. They have been organizing the IDPW gatherings and "Internet Yami-Ichi" since 2012.

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