“dist.solo” by Kenny Chi-Chuen Wong

  • ©2016, Kenny Chi-Chuen Wong, dist.solo
  • ©2016, Kenny Chi-Chuen Wong, dist.solo



Artist(s) and People Involved:



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    Metal, micro-computer, custom software, LCD panel, microcontrollers, custom electronics, motor

Artist Statement:

    dist.solo is inspired from the moment of intimacy in eye contact and the indefinite variables in relationships. “dist.” – the short form of distance or district. It is also a term widely used for mathematical and programming terminology for distance calculation. In this work, it represents as both relational and mathematical distance. We encounter momentary connections with people in our everyday lives. We synchronize and repel with one another from time to time. Attachment and detachment; the rhythmic dance as well as chaotic crash between the two create a metaphor for the momentary, temporary relationship that exists between them. The work involves kinetic intervention of the pendulum movement as well as the combination of digital sensors. The custom software generates random position of the unbalanced weight, hence the rhythms of swings are always indefinite. The work and the digital screen intentionally combine the rational and irrational rules, dynamic time, expressing the artist’s personal feeling towards human relationship in his current time.