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學做一台機器
Learn to be a Machine
Director: Lau Ho-chi

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2013
Duration 60' 00
Colour B/W
Language No Dialogue and Subtitles
Genre Virtual Reality Installation
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Learn to be a Machine | DistantObject #1 is an abstract system of obedience and manipulation. The video installation features a representation of the artist himself, who has provided a means for the audience to interact with the system. By scrolling a trackball, the audience can manipulate the direction of the artist’s eyes. Blinking and facial expressions are generated randomly. The work explores the power relation between humans and machines.
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Remarks shared after Festival


“Maybe a
longer version will work better, maybe not. Ars Electronica as an intersection
of art, technology and society shows me a lot of diversity in form and content
which I think is the most valuable thing I got from this trip. And this is the
first time I attend an International festival in Europe, which show me the
scene in Europe is very different than Hong Kong.. [More]
“Maybe a
longer version will work better, maybe not. Ars Electronica as an intersection
of art, technology and society shows me a lot of diversity in form and content
which I think is the most valuable thing I got from this trip. And this is the
first time I attend an International festival in Europe, which show me the
scene in Europe is very different than Hong Kong. Through the chat with random
strangers on the street, who probably are also there for the festival, it adds
another layer to my understanding about my work. It raises up a lot of question
for me, about art, Hong Kong or as an artist in Hong kong. I think the
influence will reflects in the next work quite heavily, and I have a new view
on the role of short film and presentation. The presentation isnt necessary to
be traditional, there should be a lot of ways beside cinema to present short
films.”

— Shared by Lau Ho-chi, director of Learn
to be a Machine after attending 36th Ars Electronica Festival in Austria,
under the sponsorship of NAE.

* Information provided by Director