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dist.solo 相距.獨

2016
1.6m(W) x 0.5m(L) x 3.7m(H)
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Kinetic Sculpture
Metal, Micro-Computer, Custom Software, LCD Panel, Microcontrollers, Custom Electronics, Motor.

The work is inspired from the moment of intimacy in eye contact and the indefinite variables in relationships.

“dist.” – the short form of distance or district. It is also a term widely used for mathematical and programming terminology for distance calculation. In this work, it represents as both relational and mathematical distance.

We encounter momentary connections with people in our everyday lives. We synchronize and repel with one another from time to time. Attachment and detachment; the rhythmic dance as well as chaotic crash between the two create a metaphor for the momentary, temporary relationship that exists between them.

The work involves kinetic intervention of the pendulum movement as well as the combination of digital sensors. The custom software generate random position of the unbalanced weight, hence the rhythms of swings are always indefinite. The work and the digital screen intentionally combine the rational and irrational rules, dynamic time, expressing the artist’s personal feeling towards human relationship in his current time.

There will be two versions in the series “dist”, “dist.solo” and “dist.duo”. “dist.solo” focuses on the relationship between the viewer and a singular pendulum, while “dist.duo” (work in progress) has two pendulums which focus on the relationship between the two identical machines.

 

機械錄像裝置

金屬,微電腦,定制軟件,LCD 屏,微控制器,定制電子,電機。

這個作品的靈感是來從眼神接觸的剎那間和人與人關係中的變化而產生的一個作品。

“dist” – 是距離的簡稱 。它也是廣泛用於距離計算的數學和編程術語。在這作品中,它代表了人際關係和數學的距離。

我們在日常生活中經常遇到與他人有短暫交流而產生的情感連結。我們不時地互相吸引和排斥,依賴和分開,像兩者舞蹈般中的瞬間離合關係。

這項作品涉及鐘擺運動的動力學和及數字傳感器的組合。定制軟件隨機決定可移動重量的位置,改變平衡,因此擺動的節奏總是不規律的。機械和LED 屏幕有意地結合理性和非理性規則,以不斷變幻的節奏, 表達藝術家當時對人際關係的個人情感。

 

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Documentation

Gallery

“The furniture we are forever rearranging”, Montreal, Canada

ISEA 2016 @ Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

 

Exhibition

  • 2016 – The Interstitial: Alan Kwan and Kenny Wong Two-Person Exhibition, Pearl Lam Galleries SOHO, Hong Kong
  • 2016 – “The furniture we are forever rearranging”, Grey Nuns Building, Montreal, Canada
  • 2016 – “ISEA 2016 – Juried Exhibition” , Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

 

Acknowledgement

  • Maryam Esbah