Simon Fujiwara Double Tongue Pokey Poke for Who? I, 2021
The work draws on Conceptual artist Bruce Nauman's 1985 wall-mounted neon Double Poke in the Eye II. While Nauman's work depicts two facing heads with four pointing hands that are alternatively illuminated, giving the impression of poking the eye of their opposite. Fujiwara's emulation substitutes the characteristic double-eared silhouette of his cartoon figure Who the Bær for the two bald heads and Who's characteristic long tongue for the hands of Nauman's source.