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TITLE: Watcher

"Watcher" carries our thoughts about the infinite inclusiveness of the internet, the title comes from Chuang Tzu  "Rather than leave them to moisten each other with their damp and spittle it would be far better to let them forget themselves in their native rivers and lakes.” the original meaning refers that  fish can support each other when they are out from water, but not as good as leaving each other to join Lakes and oceans to be free. Chuang TZu used fish as a metaphor to point out that the restraints on people impeded their freedom. Human beings, as the sum of social relationships, have too many restraints and restrictions in real lives. Compared to the real world, the internet is as inclusive as the ocean, everyone can travel inside and seeing one another at the same time, yet maintain a safe distance. The net embodies and embraces all the emotions.

We try to pay tribute to the infinite mind with limited space, showing how the internet impressed us in other ways. The main body of the device is made of different transparency glasses, with two transparent LED displays inside. There are entrances on both sides of the device. After the product tester enters the device’s space from one side of the entrance, the scene on the other side can be observed through the LED screen. When the LED screen is touched, the scene will show ripples. "The mirror is not an instrument of enlightenment but of illusion." In this space, the tester can see each other , but when they want to touch each other, since the LED screen separates them, testers can only touch each other's virtual image, but the virtual image will fade away like a phantom.

This form of staring at each other is inspired by The Artist Is Present, a work by performance artist Marina Abramovic. In this work, artists sit and stare daily with people queuing up. The artist kept her indifference, but it triggered different emotions among the audience. Some even left in tears. It is very interesting because in this form, the artist's calmness has become a container of emotions, this inclusiveness reminds me of the internet. We do not deliberately pay attention to its existence, but it quietly accepts all people.

Project by Morrow Agent

Conceptual Designer  Aiwu

Interactive Designer GG


名称:相忘

“相忘”这个作品承载了我们对网络无限包容性的思考,名字取自于庄子“相濡以沫,不如相忘于江湖”。原意是指鱼脱离了水虽然可以互相扶持,却不如离开彼此投身大江大湖里去感受自由的好。庄子以鱼喻人,指出人与人的羁绊阻碍了对自由的拥有,人是社会关系的总和,现实生活中人有太多的制约和限制。相对现实世界而言,网络世界就如同大海般包容,无论是谁都可以遨游其中,看见彼此的同时,却又保持着安全的距离,网络拥抱了人们所有的喜怒哀乐。

我们尝试用有限的空间致敬无限的胸怀,换一种方式在现实中重现网络带来的感动。装置主体由不同透明度的玻璃打造,内部空间打强光令人产生虚无宽广感,中段安置两面透明LED显示屏。装置两侧分别设有入口,体验者从一侧入口走进装置内部空间后,会通过LED屏上看到另一侧的景象,当触摸LED屏幕时,景象上产生涟漪。“你我犹如隔镜视物,所见无非虚幻迷蒙”,在此空间中,体验者可以看到彼此,可当想接触对方时,由于两面LED屏幕的阻隔,只能碰触到对方的虚像,而这个虚像又如幻影般的散去。

这种对望的形式,灵感来自于行为艺术家Marina Abramovic的作品The Artist Is Present。在这个作品里,艺术家每日都与排队而来的人们对坐、凝视。艺术家保持着冷漠,却引发了观众不同的情绪,甚至有人留着泪水离开。这点很有趣,这个形式下,艺术家的冷静成为了一个情绪的容器,这种包容性让我们想到了网络。它的存在不会被刻意关注到,可却静静接纳了人们所有的一切,致敬。



明日代理作品

概念设计  怪悟
交互设计  丘仁先


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