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Art couple builds virtual shrine to Yoko Ono

September 10, 2009 |  3:43 pm


Culture Monster has seen its share of wacky art projects, but this one (via @artnetdotcom on Twitter) certainly qualifies as one of the most bizarre we've witnessed in a while.

A husband-and-wife art team has launched a project dedicated solely to Yoko Ono. Titled "Amerika Wants Yoko," the project consists of a video/text/Web component plus a petition "that merges the fictional with the real," according to the official site. We still can't get the temple bells out of our heads.

As far as we can tell, "Amerika Wants Yoko" is a sincere attempt to garner the legendary artist's attention. Or blessing. Or something. What can we say? This is avant-garde art and all bets are off.

The project is part of a larger effort by the couple -- Mika Johnson and Kaori Mitsushima -- that is called "Amerika: a notebook in three parts." 

-- David Ng

Photo: Yoko Ono. Credit: Jens Kalaene / European Pressphoto Agency