Where's the Chicken? A Locative Robotics Performance

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The project is locative robotics public artwork which embodies public interactions, collaborative narrative, automata system and mobile technology. The artwork constructs a narrative performance which cooperates between the robot, cultural specific locations and the public participations. The chicken robot is a life form mechanical automata, which overthrows its own definition and its general perception. In Where’s The Chicken?, a “better” kind of chicken, a chicken robot which will not spread any diseases, a role model of “well-behaved chicken”, will be shown publicly. It framed the question of how we extend the medium and ourselves, history and culture, meanwhile, share the same time-space with us and highly cultural- and location-specific.

The artwork itself is not simply a simulation of the reality, it should originate from our everyday perception of reality and through an aesthetic system, the perception will be twisted, altered and transformed. Audience will contribute actively to the construction of the artwork through their interactivity and creativity with the new scenarios, structures and interfaces. It is a transformation, it embodies in-the-edge of chaos, constituting a sense of evolving. Its importance is that it stimulates changes in ourselves, transforming aspects of mind and behavior, bringing forth perception of our presence, altering the protocol of the senses and spaces.


Keywords: Locative Robotics, Public Artwork, Public Interactions, Collaborative Narrative, Automata System, Mobile Technology, Location Specific
Stream: Performing Arts Practices: Theatre, Dance, Music
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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On Ni Wan

PhD Candidate, Center For Digital Arts & Experimental Media, University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA

Annie On Ni Wan is an international establishing artist in audiovisual performance, interactive art and an innovator in interactive technologies, currently a PhD Candidate from Center For Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington, Seattle, US and professional consultant from Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, in 2002. She has lived in Singapore, London, Brighton and Gothenburg (Sweden), earned a Master of Science in Art and Technology at Innovative Design, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2005. Her works, including locative media, audiovisual performances and interactive installations, have been shown at the Mondal Museum (Sweden); Syndicate Potential (Strasbourg, France); Art+Communication Festival 2004 (Riga, Latvia); Piksel 2004; FLOSS in Motion, (Bergen, Norway); Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Conference 2004 (Singapore); and Oppositional Architecture (Berlin, Germany). She received travel and project grants from various organizations in Hong Kong, Sweden, and Norway, including the Nordic Fund and EU Culture Fund. Recently, she co-curated the locative media gallery for Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), participated in ZeroOne/ ISEA (International SyVenice, Italy as an invited artist.

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