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Kenny Wong - Undermine_1

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Kinetic Video Installation

Steel, Brushless Motor, ESC Controller, Microcontroller, Microcomputer, LED light, Custom Electronics, disassembled 32 Inch TV, Custom software, Video

Undermine – to weaken or cause to collapse by removing underlying support, as by digging away or eroding the foundation.

“Undermine” represents the psychological condition of the artist.  A slightly unbalanced machine pointing sidewards is waiting to spin in high speed. The only kinetic force is the spinning propeller from quadcopter parts. There is only one power line from the wall and every electronic component has carefully arranged and balanced as part of the kinetic sculpture. The noise of the spinning propeller amplifies the uneasiness, tension and fragility of the human depiction that spins in front of the viewer. The machine rotates at various speeds, randomly decided by the microcomputer. At the same time that is in motion, it attempts to stabilize the LCD display with a video of a woman taken from overhead. To display the girl’s movement in a transparent screen, a normal LED TV is disassemble, modified and backlit by a custom circular light. Together, the sculptural machine contrasts and balances a disturbing physical movement with the slow pace of a natural body movement. Undermine plays on the balance of attraction and repulsion, on spin and counter-spin, and the sense of dangerousness and fragility. As a work it represents the constant maladaptive psychological status of the individual, in the constant act of balancing.


鋼,無刷電機,ESC 控制器,微控制器,微電腦,LED 燈,定制電子,拆卸32 寸電視,定制軟 件,錄像

“Undermine” – 是指以被挖掘或侵蝕基礎來削弱根基,導致崩潰 。

《傾覆》這個作品是代表著藝術家當時的心理狀態 。一個稍微不平衡的機器橫向地指著,正在等待高速旋轉。其動力來自一個四軸飛行器的其中一個螺旋槳 。螺旋槳高速轉動時產生的噪音, 令 觀眾站在作品面前時會產生不安,緊張或脆弱的感覺 。機器以微型計算機決定各種旋轉速度。在 轉動的同時,中間的液晶顯示器影像嘗試反方向轉動以顯示一個穩定的影像。這個透明的屏幕上 是通過拆件,改裝一部家用的LED 電視,再以一支圓形中顯示出女人的動作,這個機器產生令人 不安的高速機械運動與女人的慢動作形成了對比 。作品引申出吸引和排斥力,旋轉和反旋轉,以 及危險和脆弱的對比和感觀。這作品代表了個人的一個漸漸下滑中的心理時期,正在不斷的尋找平衡點。

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