Gibbon II
2015, Interactive Installation

collaboration with CHEN Yiyun

Gibbon is a robot who is very sensitive, emotional and easy to get nervous of crowd. He serves as a host of a soap film show. While people get close to watch it, the arm he/she is facing will stop spraying bubbles. Gibbon is getting very likely to close all arms and stop the performance if here comes more people and stays around for a certain time - He wants to disappoint people and make them leave him alone. As a comment of “people-centeredness”, the work explores a new relation between human and robot who may have self-awareness and emotion through forming a delicate and unpredictable connection.



“长臂”是一个敏感的、情绪化的、面对人群容易紧张的机器人,他被指派作为一场肥皂膜演出的表演者。当人们近距离观察的时候,与之相对的方向即停止肥皂泡喷射,当围观人数增多或人群长时间逗留在其周围,它便向上收起所有长臂以完全终止表演。他想以此令观众失望并离开,他期望被人们忽略,自己独处。作为对“人本位”概念的评述,作品试图通过一种脆弱且无法预测的互动关系,探索并审视人和可能出现的具有自我意识与情感的机器人之间的关系。

coded by fito_segrera, assisted by ZENG Ni

Gibbon II(video) (大陆访客观看视频请点击/ to view the video from mainland China please go to 优酷)