February 3, 2013 15:34
If ever inhabit the Earth have replaced people cyborgs, if they do not seem to have many of the usual boring stuff?
Pretty ironic, but in some ways frightening answer to this question is a Chinese designer Shi-Ying Song, who over the last few years demonstrates its "brutal" work at various exhibitions.
Through sometimes provocative installations and something that can be called household items, designer initiates a dialogue between the traditional Chinese culture, is largely based on mythology and contemporary reality, with its rapid processes of globalization.
A special surprise (and someone, for sure, and delight) produce works from the series «Na Zha» — line "unsafe children's products." The most bizarre appearance have strollers, at first glance at that instant in thought an association with military robots of the future.
Made of stainless steel, bristling with thorns and hung with "formidable" weapon, these products are barely perceptible in some way emphasize the dramatic relationship between the natural "beginning" and the artificial, approximated by the man himself was "the end" of life.
However, if you give the collection Shi Ying-Song more "humane" form, it is difficult not to agree that there would necessarily want to buy for their children as a couple of futuristic things? Designed in the modern world often makes simple objects (some mug for coffee or Scotch with logo) "cultural objects".