Secondhand Market, 2178

Secondhand Market, 2178

Shangyuan Art Museum

二手市场,2178

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Set in a used goods market stall in the year 2178, this exhibition looks at objects that are in our future and the market’s past. Most of the objects are hacked together devices that are used daily by people. Many of the objects are knockoffs of branded items that the original user couldn’t or wouldn’t buy—mag-lev sandals, CRISPR gene editing gun, and bio-synthetic filtration units. Some are objects meant to bypass the commercial market in other ways such as a wireless energy hijacker or a lifi to wifi convertor. Like at any flea market, some are things that you don’t understand why anyone would buy—solar sail message in a bottle.

 

这个展览以2178年一个旧货市场摊位为背景,着眼于我们未来和市场过去的物品。大多数的物体都是人们日常使用的黑客设备。许多物品都是仿冒品牌产品,一般的用户都无法或不愿意购买,例如mag-lev凉鞋、CRISPR基因编辑枪和生物合成过滤装置。一些物品是旨在绕过商业市场,用其他方式出售,如无线能源劫机或lifi到wifi的转换器。这就好比一个跳蚤市场,有些东西你不明白为什么有人会买,例如时装在瓶子里的太阳能帆信息。

 

The devices are made from found objects, resin casting, and 3D printing. Some “work”, as far as they light up, buzz, or puff air. They are mostly made with currently predicted technology in mind. Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace, we really don’t know what will be important in 200 years, but if thousands of years of human history is any guide, we know that its application and availability will be severely uneven. In 2019, while some people have semi-autonomous cars and phones that can access most of human knowledge, many more are reliant on donkey carts and lack even basic communication technology.

 

该设备是由被发现的物件而制造出来的,然后透过树脂铸造和3D打印而产生。一些物件只要透过点燃,发出嗡嗡声或吹气,就能 “运作“。它们大多是根据当前预测的技术制作的。技术正以如此快的速度发展,我们更加不知晓200年后什么才是最重要的。但时,如果我们以人类几千年的历史为导,我们知道它的应用和可用性将变得严重地不平衡。在2019年,虽然一些人拥有能够获取大部分人类知识的半自动汽车和手机,但更多的人群更依赖于驴车,甚至缺乏基本的通讯技术。

 

At the market, the items will be for sale by a loudspeaker tout. Anyone have 300 credits so I can buy this vintage DNA storage device and see what’s stored on it?!

 

在市场上,这些商品将通过扬声器进行促销。谁有300个积分,我就可以买这个老式的DNA存储设备,并且看看里面有什么?!

 

All work made while in residence at Shangyuan Art Museum

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