New Senses (Interactive wearable)
For many years, I have been concerned about the disabled community, including people with cerebral palsy, low-vision issues, depression and social phobia. I have also been studying sensory systems in the plant and animal realm that are beyond human capabilities. I see art as a powerful way to confront difficult situations and as an engine that can break down barriers between disciplines.
I hope I can continue to delve into issues confronting the disability community, learn new media and technologies, and explore more possibilities for new human senses. I believe that creating hope in the face of these perennial challenges reflects not only a positive outlook but can positively impact the lives of people by turning perceived weakness into strength. In my current research phase, I have found that society has limited its attention and help towards people with disabilities, as well as narrowed our imagination of the possibilities that human sensory evolution could take. This discovery is one of the driving forces behind the development of my project.
I believe artists should contemplate a future in which technology is no longer regarded as lifeless tools separated from our minds and our bodies. I aspire to be an interdisciplinary artist who uses art and technology to challenge people who are no longer satisfied with the world we have known. I want to provide a possibility—humanity with new bodies and senses—to further explore a new world we have never envisioned before.