After five productive weeks, our first subnetAIR 2021 Chun Shao will speak about her project and the results online via Zoom. (Zoom link further below)
Come and join us!
For the subnetAIR program, I propose to present a series of handcrafted microcontrollers. Conceptually, this project discusses the phenomenon of makeup tutorials popularized on social media, imitating an idol’s face through applying cosmetics. I’m placing this current visual culture in juxtaposition with the tradition of appreciating Chinese marble screens. Both of them obtain a process of attentive and yet manipulative seeing to create an illusion of look-alike. Therefore, the work draws a poetic parallel between the longing for beauty and the devaluation of self- image, manifesting a criticism towards the overconsumpution of facial products.
Technique-wise, I compose used/torn cotton pads mixed with liquid silicone to resemble a found-image of a marble screen. When the silicone cures, I use different stitching patterns to embed an Attiny84/85 microprocessor and its input/output pins onto this tender surface. The object then becomes a flexible and programmable computer for controlling external electronics or creating interactive circuitries in future applications.
Mehr Informationen zu Chun Shao:
Online auf Zoom.
subnet lädt Sie zu einem geplanten Zoom-Meeting ein.
Thema: X exitTALK: Chun Shao
Uhrzeit: 11.Juni.2021 01:00 PM Wien
Meeting-ID: 834 1174 9020
(Fotocredit: Chun Shao)