攀岩遊樂場 Rock Climbing Wall
Babies with disassembled organs climb on the “outlet rock,” fighting for electricity. Nowadays, people heavily rely on virtual electricity and internet. These staggered “outlet rocks” represent the traps created by this virtuality. One wrong step can make you fall.
The competition for the outlet implies that electricity is an indispensable resource for the modern society.
We are so addicted to technologies and often feel anxious, just like when we heard the warning of insufficient power, we feel disconnected from the world.
充電寶 Portable Changer
The winner of the outlet rock climbing can be charged up through the outlets. Others can only rely on the energy stored in the “blood bags,” slowing charging themselves up.
Bulk-copied babies represent the lack of variety in the virtual world. Such an image just like industrial production, which gradually materialize the human being and make humans into these mass-produced non-human products. Meanwhile, the single power source that the babies rely on portrays the modern live that has been simplified. By the hashtags, emoji, and like buttons that can be easily selected, our complex reality has been made plain and monotonous. When being shallowed and empty, who can be the winner?
The hidden camera was implemented in the eyes of the duck toilet. Rampant cameras, unregulated devices, and excessive recordings have allowed us to be materialized, captured, stored and viewed.
Are you simply a viewer? Or are you also being viewed? Nowadays, there are cameras and everywhere. People are also watching you in your daily life. These stares have invaded people’s right to be private. In a world like this, the boundary between staring and being stared has been blurred and ignored.
The outlets are installed on the floor and the wires are soaked in water. Babies are resting in this dangerous environment, enjoying the music from the phone.
The seemed-ordinary bathroom with the relaxing vibe is actually dangerous because of the ubiquitous electricity. The gradually growing water level symbolizes the internet world. Babies are having fun with it without noticing the approaching danger. When your reality world breaks into several virtual parallel universes, how do you orientate, stay focus, and remain alerted?
(Scan the QR code to see the pictures taken in the previous work: Peeking)
無臉的自拍者 Faceless Selfie Taker
A faceless disassembled baby is taking a selfie. The limbs and cameras from different universes pop up out of the blue. A mirror was used for the baby’s face, reflecting the visitor’s face.
The disassembled body parts represent the fact that people are so caught up by technology. When a human limb becomes a part of the internet, does it complete us as humans, or does it tear us apart? The faceless image implies that we have lost ourselves. When we try to demonstrate us on the internet, we materialize and quantify ourselves. When these images reflect each other through the mirror, new but similar images are made infinitely.
The sculptural work depicts a pair of twin babies with their heads separated from the bodies. The hanging heads gives people a sense of insecurity. Next to the "normal" baby is a baby outlined by electronic components. The two figures are similar but different: between the baby him/herself and the virtual double, in what kind of relationship do they live together?
The twins are objectified into a sculpture, placed on the display cabinets and became an object for people to visit. This relationship further reveals that on the internet which reality and virtuality are indistinguishable, the subject is deprived of agency and is being viewed arbitrarily social media.