手势 | Hand Gesture

机械装置
Mechanical Installation
2008

频繁地使用电脑,使得敲击电脑键盘,成为了手的习惯性动作。工具改变了人们的行为,形成了某种身体语言,同时手的姿势也受到工具操作的要求限制。作品中,手在使用工具时的姿势,被认为是正常与可以理解的;然而,当脱离工作场景时,手的动作会显得荒谬与离奇。机械手模仿人手的动作,效果如同人手正在操作工具。

媒介 / 机械结构、控制电路、树脂、程序
尺寸 / 360 x 100 x 90 cm

Tools shape the way people work and function.

For instance, people are used to the set-up of a keyboard if they were to spend a lot of time using a computer. Many “short-cut” keys on the keyboard are designed for the user’s convenience. And these “short-cuts” are the ones shaping or even controlling people’s habits of using computers. It has been considered a good habit to press (Ctrl + S) to save the materials you are working on periodically. Thus, many people would unconsciously press Ctrl + S more than needed as if such action calms their conscious. A simple keyboard had its users forming various and numerous habitual hand gestures. And these common hand gestures perhaps provide people with some sort of comfort or excitement to a psychological level, and even therapeutic function.

Medium / Mechanical structure, Control circuit, Resin, Program
Size / 360 x 100 x 90 cm

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2号手

6号手

4号手

8号手

3号手

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展览
合成时代: 媒体中国2008 国际新媒体艺术展,中国美术馆,北京

Exhibitions
Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

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