Mind and Machine Exhibition, Hai An Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City
200 x 200 x 150 cm
Aluminum and acrylic frame, recycled calendar paper maché and leave skeletons
Mind and Machine Exhibition,
Vietnam Festival of Creativity and Design
"Just-in-case" imitates the display of immersive gaming station with full surround screen and chair as a conversation between the seem-to-be-perfect AI realm and the human unperfect creation. Tracing paper - the cellulose fiber material used to be a key for percisely copying art and design works that are soon superseded by technology - are used to transfer Mien’s conversation with ChatGPT about making altar for spirit of the the tree and the visual result generated by Adobe Firefly. Opposit is her paper maché altar made of recycled calendar, the man-made time record system, which incorporating perspectives from her research on lost ancient rituals and indigenous knowledge. "Just-in-case" questions the way we preserve and revive cultural practices in this AI era.
This altar is also foldable, light weight, easy to put in case for carrying in case of emergency.
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