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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.

 

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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