annabelle’s room 《安娜的房間》(2018)
If we think that all dolls that move have spirits, I then wonder if we carry our spirits with us when we repetitively, day after day, go to work?
Or could every one of us, in fact, be someone else’s toy?
I did an experiment in the exhibition. According to uncanny valley, I make those dolls moving in the room. And play some girl smiling sounds when people switched on the “light”.
It is also my doubt, why people think it is “terrible”? If we are someone else’s toys unintentionally, we should not feel terrible. UNLESS, we noticed they are not HUMAN.
“In aesthetics, the uncanny valley is a hypothesized relationship between the degree of an object’s resemblance to a human being and the emotional response to such an object. The concept of the uncanny valley suggests humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny, or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers. Valley denotes a dip in the human observer’s affinity for the replica, a relation that otherwise increases with the replica’s human likeness.” — according to wikipedia
And finally, I am quite surprised the result – “defect” or “broken” during exhibition makes them more terrified.