At the lecture, you will see an artist's manual for the domestic robot, an imaginary robot factory spirit slogan, and a statement for the visitor to sign. This lecture will be held for 45 minutes, mainly for the regulations of Hong Kong domestic robots, factory production processes, and usage instructions. According to the sharing, the artist expects to lead the audience to better understand the design concept and vision of Hong Kong domestic robots, to realize how it is close to your life needs, which also pay attention and protect you at every moment.
This project is initiated by Yunyu “Ayo” Shih. It is inspired by Pak Chai’s short story, and he is also a co-author of this book. Illustration by June Lee. He took part of the writing as well (This book will be published in April.).
In this project, a manual book of how the robot being assembled, the operation process and how to apply for restricted functions. By imagining the existence of this robot, the artist hopes to look at Hong Kong's employment history, fear of disease, and hidden class relations in society.
Yunyu "Ayo" Shih (b. 1985) currently lives and works in Taipei. He graduated from National Taiwan University with a BA in History in 2007 and School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Sculpture in 2014. Since he started to make art in 2010, Ayo’s work has always related closely to the space he situated; he turns a whole building into the subject of his art in 2010. While he is constantly moving and relocating, his works are stored in suitcases and become archives, documents, and books that tell different stories. He frequently explores different appearances of memorial and memory; meanwhile, involves interactions between himself and state apparatus. Instead of posing a confrontational gesture, he tends to choose coexistent or penetrated attitudes to explore gray areas.