Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Infection, Clean, Robot, Air, Housekeeping, www.agentbong.com, Cigarette, Dyson, Modern People, 2017

Hong Kong 2018
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Performance
wood, fiberglass, etc
Born 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan Through sculpture, performance and recital, this installation aims to conceptually and formally explore the modern evolution of hygiene, offering the audience a multi-layered interpretation. A raised stage is dotted by a cluster of mammoth tableware sculptures linked to an app that serves as a platform for cleaning services. On stage, a mechanical cleaning robot playfully hovers across the stage suggesting a ‘division of labor’ between human and machines, while another actor poetically recites a product description in front of the modern sculptures, altogether creating a theater of daily life. Image: Installation shot of “Chou Yu-Cheng: Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Infection, Clean, Robot, Air, Housekeeping, www.ayibang.com, Cigarette, Dyson, Modern People” at Edouard Malingue Gallery Shanghai, 2017; photo by Zhang Hong, image courtesy Edouard Malingue Gallery. 周育正 《刷新、犧牲、新衛生、傳染、清新、機器人、空氣、家政、家務幫、香煙、Dyson、現代人》(2017) 尺寸不定 木、玻璃纖 1976 年出生於台灣台北 現於台灣台北生活及工作 周育正的裝置作品旨在探討衞生的概念及形式上的現代演進,透過雕塑、表演及朗讀形式,為觀眾提供多層次的演繹。作品由一組巨型餐具的雕塑物件與一個程式系統的預約清潔服務平台結合而成,同時一個機器驅動的清潔機械人頑皮地在台上徘徊,展示人類與機械之間的「分工」樣態。另一位表演者則像詩人般於現代雕塑前朗讀一段產品說明,在整體上創造了一個日常生活的劇場。 圖片:周育正“刷新,犧牲,新衛生,傳染,清新,機器人,空氣,家政,阿姨幫,香煙,戴森,現代人”展覽現場圖片,馬凌畫廊,上海,2017。 攝影:張宏, 圖片由馬凌畫廊提供。