memory vending machines
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concept : aaajiao
animation: more studio
Video Installation
3×Screen
120×70×170
FANTASTIC ILLUSIONS - MEDIA ART EXHIBITION OF CHINESE AND BELGIAN ARTISTS (Shanghai,BELGIAN)



Memory Vending Machines (2009) is an “invention” proposed by the artist based on the predicted scientific advancement (nano, biotech). The appearance and basic functions of this installation are similar to that of Capsule Vending Machine. This kind of easy-to-use self-service vending machines can be found in convenience shops across the entire city. Different from general Capsule Vending Machines, this Memory Vending Machine sells capsules, which, based on the conception by the artist, seem empty inside but have actually encapsulated numerous tiny nano-robots. Inhaled by the user of the air inside the capsule, these nano-robots carrying special data will enter and colonize the human brains, and propagate themselves to form memory zones. In addition, different individuals can communicate with each other, which actually means people can enter each other’s memories and fully read sensory information including vision, hearing, feeling, tasting, olfaction, etc., and acquire the whole “real” experience (revivification) on its own organic body. Descriptive animation is played on the electronic screen of the installation, elaborating the visitors on the principles and purposes of this “invention”.

记忆贩卖机(2009),是艺术家基于可预见的科技进步(纳米技术、生物科技)所提出的一项“发明”。装置的外形与基本功能类似于扭蛋机,这是一种简易自助式贩售系统,在遍布全市的便利店都可以找到。与普通扭蛋机不同,根据艺术家的设想,记忆贩卖机所售出的每一枚扭蛋看似中空,其实封装有无数个微小的纳米级机器人。随着用户吸入扭蛋内的空气,这些携带特殊信息的纳米机器人就进入脑部,附着繁殖,形成记忆区域,并且同样购买并服用“记忆扭蛋”的个体之间,可以通过记忆区域相互通讯。这实际上意味着:人们可以进入彼此的记忆,完全获取包括视觉、听觉、触觉、味觉、嗅觉……在内的感官经验,并在自己的机体上获得全部“真实”的体验(还原)。装置上的电子屏幕播放着说明性的动画,向观众介绍这项“发明”的原理和用途。