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  • Author

    Yang Wonbin

  • Country

    South Korea

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  • Type

    documentary / experimental documentary

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In my work, a series of artificial life forms such as autonomous kinetic objects and robotic creatures are created to have birth, life, and death in varying environments. My creatures are composed of inorganic(inanimate) components. They have their own characteristics and behaviors originated from the twisted and redefined biological/zoological concepts in my vision of life. The mass produced everyday objects and waste are mixed and formed into my work with other key matters including social progress and technological developments. I investigate how these artificial life forms take the cities as their habitats, utilize urban facilities and systems for their purposes, build interspecific relationships with other beings, and develop survival strategies to live in the man-made surroundings. I trace each creature’s unique histories of emergence, adaptation, and evolution while I observe how people and societies react to these aliens and strangers.

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