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"Beryllium Bionic Bears" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Beryllium Bionic Bears" (铍仿生熊)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Stainless steel structure, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, powered speakers
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
59
49
16
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• 1×MWPLN30-20 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.45A / OUTPUT 20V@1.5A)
• E3Z-D62 • Arduino Uno • HiVi S3WSE
WEIGHT
21.2
47.4
CRATE SIZE
42
82
112
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
Art Santa Fe 2016
"erutuF" at WhyWhyArt
CREDITS Zhang Deng 张登 (technical realization) • Mychaelangelo Norkus (sound design) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Ryan Nimmo (documentation) • Anto Lau (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
BLURB

In the late 24th century, bears began to obsess over improving their physique. In an attempt to out do his fellow bear-folk, one pioneering ursine attempted to surgically remove and replace his own claws with metal ones. It was a failure. He lost the use of his paws for life. Despite his lack of success, his attempt paved the way for other metallic bear body modifications. The trend progressed throughout the 25th century involving increasingly complex surgeries and implants. Bears were slowly becoming more metal than flesh. At some point, the community-wide vision of body improvement was lost. A new obsession washed over the bear world. It was a competition to see who could become the most metallic. Eventually, internal organs and bones were swapped for functioning metal replications. In the year 2473, a full body beryllium replacement was attempted. The bear became entirely metal. Although absent of life, he was the considered the world’s most perfect ursine. This trend continued until eventually all bears became metal 'replicants'. It is unknown how the last surgery was performed. [Mychaelangelo Norkus]

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