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0 degree silicone, 40 degree silicone, room temperature silk, resin, solvents, Chloroprene Adhesive and cotton thread.




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It was inspired by a news report about deer being infected with the novel Coronavirus, and so far I believe there was a strong connection between humans and animals. I used relevant books and materials related to the homology of humans and animals in biomedicine as the starting point for the investigation, trying to explore how to explain the relationship between humans and other species through the most direct touch behavior with hair and skin when people returned to the original sensory stage.

Therefore, I borrowed the thinking mode in the arcade project in the thinking fame to draw a dogmatic model with touch as the first essence, and waked up dogmatic behaviors occurring in real life in the form of directly entering the model. In the process of entering, the phantom limb training was the main method, and all the five kinds of human perception systems of touch, smell, taste, hearing and vision were converged in the sense of touch, and then staggered training for different senses to stimulate the touch behavior that returned to the original sense.

In order to simulate the state of human natural hair and epidermis, I used 0-degree silica gel, 40-degree silica gel, normal temperature silk, resin, solvent, Chloroprene Adhesive and cotton thread.

Small bowls.4
Length: 4cm Width: 4cm Height: 3cm

Small Bowl.1
Length: 10cm Width: 10cm Height: 4.5cm

Small Bowl.2
Length: 10cm Width: 10cm Height: 4.5cm

Small Bowl.3
Length: 10cm Width: 10cm Height: 4.5cm

Length: 55cm Width: 20cm Height: 3cm

Length: 55cm Width: 20cm Height: 3cm

Length: 55cm Width: 20cm Height: 3cm

Length: 30cm Width: 20cm Height: 10cm

Length: 70cm Width: 70cm Height: 10cm

Length: 40cm Width: 11cm Height: 6cm

Make the sense of smell part of the sense of touch. (Note)

Smell, because of the diffusive nature of its odour molecules, has led to the sense of smell often being used as the first habitual behaviour of humans and animals to identify things as good or bad. The sense of touch, which is at the top of the five senses, is gradually losing its primacy through extreme industrial products that are gradually being designed for man. This confusion of primary and secondary, disrupted, is incorporated right into the underside of a coffee machine that is just about finished working to receive the hot coffee and the fragrant coffee pot. Here, the painful tactile sensation felt in direct contact with the surface of the pot and the delicious smell emanating from the boil are in inevitable direct conflict. The handle that extends from the outside of the kettle and the four feet that grow out of the bottom of the kettle are artificial solutions to avoid the painful tactile sensation that comes with the original direct touch. Over time, the original sense of touch, at the head of the five senses, has been taken over by the sense of smell, triggered by the scent, in the use of products that have long been designed to serve people. With such a harmonious solution, the sense of touch can be abandoned, leaving only the habitual behaviour of the human being in the process of handling. It is therefore essential that the long-abandoned sense of touch grows back as human hair.

Let the sense of taste be a part of the sense of touch. (Feeling)

In recent years, the taste that determines deliciousness in eating has been determined by the quality of information in the mobile phone, rather than the convenience of the eating tool and the tastiness of the meal, as technology has iterated. The mobile phone has thus taken its place among the everyday tableware of the modern age. This time the mobile phone is used as a starting point for the degradation of the symbol, exercising the eater to transform the real sense of touch with the mobile phone into the sense of contact with the regular eating utensils, in the process of assimilating the tactile sensation of eating, gradually allowing the user to recede from the technological consciousness and return to the pleasurable sensation of touch in the eating process.

Length: 12cm Width: 8cm Height: 3cm

Making hearing part of the sense of touch (summary)

The ear is the organ that receives sound, and as it gradually receives and processes information, part of that sound becomes a set of pleasurable sounds that can be used to soothe the body and mind. To illustrate the interrelationship between the auditory and tactile senses in this process, the subtle sounds produced by comfortable movements are listed here. These sounds are intimate and easily overlooked. When presented and amplified, they have an indelible functional fact in the expression of emotions, so that the audio created in the production of the behaviour, simulated by the contact between hair and ear, becomes an auditory device that can accommodate this sound, and in the setting is a key scenario that can be used to interpret the sense of hearing and touch. The hair is trained to produce a tactile sensation with the ear in order to recreate the subtle sounds that are carried out in everyday life, in pleasant situations. This is a disguised illustration of the important role that hair can play in soothing and calming emotions.

Length: 47cm Width: 14cm Height: 3cm

Make the visual part of the tactile. (Break)

The reason why vision is able to assist the sense of touch in its function of judgement before touching objects in everyday life is often acquired in the practice of life. Gradually, later on, the inertia of thinking in avoiding contact with threats makes vision part of the sense of touch, so that the tactile sensations here are mostly determined at this step of vision by the inertia of mind generated by previous behaviour. Eventually, in order to break the psychological act of subjective abandonment of the sense of touch, more use is made of seemingly sharp but soft hairs to shock the visual sensation, to fill the possibility of tactile attempts, and to use functional tools that one is used to happening to one's soft flesh in normal life - glasses, masks, etc. - to weaken the visual domination of the tactile senses The use of functional tools - glasses, masks, etc. - that people are accustomed to in their normal lives, in order to weaken the power of the visual to determine the tactile senses, is an indictment of the psychological behaviour of subjective abandonment of the sense of touch.

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