油罐玩家艺术节 | TANK ART FESTIVAL
活动时间 | TIME
周四-周日 | Thu. - Sun.
12：00 - 20：00
展位 | BOOTH
艺术家 | Artist
Weak Current Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
俞简 Jiji、黄越敏 Umin Huang、宋淳 Song
地址 | Venue
Tank Shanghai：2380 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
About the Weak Current Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
As a creator, I align with two different identities. I am an artist, and I make wearable items and electrical sculptures using hardware and LEDs. At the same time, I have been collaborating with BASF, a chemical company, and working with their creation center to explore interactive hardware and concept realization.
When I wrote my first program and successfully controlled the blinking pace of LEDs, I observed the sequence of its patterns and noticed how changes of a few digits can make huge differences in the light pattern, and every different pattern emits vastly different emotions. Such a process has similarities to when I paint on canvas with oil, I can smear over paint marks and start over. Creating my first program brought huge influence to me back then, who mainly painted and constructed sculptures. My current projects based on electrical components are constant pursuits of that very first excitement when I first successfully controlled LEDs.
Numitron display, copper tape, electronic components, paper
18 x 18cm
Jiji will present the latest innovation of the LED earrings
9 x 3 x 12cm
PCB, LED, resistor, switch, batteries
黄越敏 Umin Huang
A fully functional circuit must be connected to both positive and negative terminals. Instead of writing a program, the metal ball touches the circuit board dial to connect the circuit and trigger various electronic devices. Magic that should be hidden in black chips is replaced by the most direct physical means. Let's go back to the simplest way of breaking down complex procedural steps into discrete parts. Electric current, motor, and each component independently await the command of the metal ball, reproducing a principle of modern life that we are both familiar with and unfamiliar with.
黄越敏 Umin Huang
MDF 板, 牙刷, 直线电机, 舵机
MDF board, tooth-brush, linear motor, servo motor
60.96 x 25.4cm
I am a maker working with furniture and creative technology. My recent work involves creating analog synthesizers and making furniture out of skateboards. Having closely worked with electronics and skateboards for a month helped shed some light on my approach to creation, that is, to fully understand materials and tools, to think by hand, and to get along with people and the environment.
I have a fascination with electronics by intuition. The process of making circuit boards, for me, was to decode the black box. Firstly understand integrated chips, capacitors, diodes, transistors, and the flow of energy within them, and then manipulate the energy. It is both disenchantment and enchantment when decoding and encoding. Since today, technology is our magic and most people take it for granted.
In the practice of Weak Current Manufacturing Co. Ltd, I made analog modular synth out of printed circuit boards. PCB itself becomes the interface of the synthesizer. One still operates through knobs and pedal cables but in the naked synth with electronics exposed where the oscillations occur.
拾音器, 黄铜, 蚕丝线, 钢, 木琴
piezo, brass, mulberry silk thread, steel, xylophone
160 x 160 x 30 cm
Weak Current Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a factory established in Shanghai. It currently hires three employees: Jiji, Song, and Umin. Since the factory’s establishment in 2021, Weak Current Manufacturing has been committed to the research and development of specialized electronic equipment via their unique core technology. Concentrated in meeting clients’ needs, their diverse technology solutions have been highly rated by their partners across industries.
This will be Weak Current Manufacturing’s initial show at Tank art festival, and hereby they present the “Weak Current Engineering” exhibition. They gladly look forward to our familiar and new clients, and they will present the latest generation of technology innovation at tbooth A18.
Song, Umin, and Jiji explore painting, sound, and kinetics in the practice of Weak Current Engineering, using printed circuit boards as media. Circuit boards are common features underneath diverse product enclosures. This functional piece breaks down fantasies into logical steps, into semiconductor control systems that obey the laws of physics.
More exciting works of artists at the Tank Art Festival booth A18
waiting for you to explore!
2021. 9 . 30 - 10 . 03
12:00 - 20:00
Hope to see you there!