TASML | Carroll Fletcher Residency Award recipient WU Juehui began his Eyebeam residency with his work in progress Organs Project debuted in the Eyebeam’s Annual Showcase. WU Juehui will continue to develop the project in his six weeks long stay as an Eyebeam resident artist.
See SciArt America review online:
The Organs Project aims to interface and rebuild the sense organs via gene techs. As the extension of the original ones, the artificial organs, which are made up of pieces of technology, are to provide the participants with the opportunity to discover the autologous futures of the organs, also the unique experience of viewing the noumenon in a 3rd personal perspective.
Offline Eye / WiFi Organs
Media：WiFi Camera, 3D Printing Structure, Video Glass, Solenoid, Tablet PC, Control Program, Wearable Syetem
What if our eyeball “falls off” from our body? Human-beings are used to a first-person perspective in seeing the world by nature. Once the eyeball get off from the body, it becomes the WiFi organ: it rolls to the distance, falls from the sky, sinks to the bottom, even can be carried off by pets or flushed into the toilet. Actually, there are more unconventional perspectives available, such as perspectives of animal, machine, sewage, etc. Offline Eye Project aims to broaden our perspectives, in which lies the concept of “offline”.
The artificial eyeball based on WiFi gene tech & 3D printing is a part of the Organs Project. The audiences will wear a tailored appliance, with a pair of converted Video Glasses embedded in it. Images are captured via a spherical WiFi camera: the eyeball, which falls off to offline status every half minute.
Beak / Bluetooth Organs
Media：Bluetooth Speaker, Mask, Sound Program, Mobile Devices
BEAK, the rebuilt organ based on Bluetooth gene tech, aims to transform our perception system. To reform the human expression, the project redefines the communication mode of mankind. When we are not in the used style of our daily communication, extraordinary changes and distortion of signals will distort the information that these signals are made to carry. For example, mismatch between the tone and the identity of a certain person will confuse us in identifying him, thus brings about the strangeness and sense of humor.
For mankind, the voice system has always been an important tool of expression. Once the system is reset, even a simple daily express may become bizarre and confusing. Based on this fact, Beak Project starts to imagine about various possibilities and put them into practice.
At this social gathering, each participant will wear a “beak”, with each voice controlled by someone else, makes it sounds like a “Falsetto Party”. During the party, various scenes of humorous dialogue will rise in this unique circumstance.
You may also wear a “beak” in your everyday life. The unidentified voice may result in a mismatch in various relationships, which may reform the life style that you are used to.