The Keyboard of Isolation
 
 
 
 
 
 
'The Keyboard of Isolation' is an installation by local artist Jody Xiong, created on behalf of the family care for grassroots community in Shanghai, China. The piece was designed to raise awareness of the issues developed from China's new-found infatuation with the online world.
 
'The keyboard of isolation'is built from several hand-crafted human figurines sealed away in glass containers in the shape of a 5 meter long keyboard displayed with the tagline, 'go online and family is isolated'. The piece pictures thirty-six families recreated as 9 centimeter figurines inhabiting isolated bubbles, separated into 115 keys as a result of their computer addictions. As families grow more and more dependent on computers to communicate, family care for grassroots community sought to help half a billion Chinese net-citizens to realize how and why computers are becoming a point of contention within families and communities.
 
This campaign traveled for over 11 months, beginning in an IT mall and ending in a public square, It has been some exhibited by some of the most authoritative art museum in China, included Duolun Museum Of Modern Art, Zendai MOMA, 798 Artzone, GuanShanyue Art Museum, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Indigo Art Hotel. CCTV 1-9 Channel even has a special report on this project, Artwork affects nearly one hundred million people in China. After winning a Grand Prix at Adfest Outdoor, the campaign also won top 5 design award for 2012 in The Big Won Report.
 
 
 
中国有5亿网民,他们中的许多人没有意识到网络让他们与家人疏远。热爱家园组织是一个致力于社区建设和家庭关怀的公益组织。他们希望用一种与众不同的方式,呼吁人们减少上网时间,将更多的时间放在与家人相处上。
 
首先采访了因为过度使用电脑而淡漠亲情的家庭,并记录了他们家中真实的情景。依据这些真实家庭的人物形象,塑造了百余个形态各异、栩栩如生的9厘米高人物雕塑,重现每个家庭过度使用电脑的情景。然后我们在电脑城创作了一个大型装置,并将这些家庭的人物雕塑分别放置在长短不一的封闭玻璃罐中。装着人物雕塑的玻璃罐被排布成长约5米的巨大键盘,如同一个个真实的家庭被隔离在按键中,每个按键中的人物都有一个被隔离的故事。我们将此装置延展到了人流量更多的广场、酒店和地铁站。
 
键盘装置先后受邀参加上海证大艺术的“延时”和多伦现代美术馆“燃点”当代艺术展,并延伸到人流量更多的数码城、广场和地铁口, 更在北京798艺术中心展出,得到中央电视台的特别报道, 包括在收视率数亿人的CCTV中央电视台1—9频道黄金时段频繁播放,890辆印着键盘装置的公车巴士穿梭在上海,以及全球上千个网站的报道和转载:You Tube、雅虎、谷歌、DESIGNBOOM、 百度……引发社会的巨大话题和共鸣, 直接间接影响了全球近十亿人们上网意识。装置作品至今还在上海艺术酒INDIGO英迪格展览中,继续影响更多的人们⋯⋯
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Keyboard of Isolation Won Awards
Cannes Lions Silver /  D&AD Bronze Pencil  / One Show 3 Merits  / Clio Awards Bronze /  AdFest 1 Grand Pix and 1 Golds 2 Silvers 2 Bronze / London International Awards Bronze /New York Art Directors Club Silver / Spikes Asia 1 Glods 2 Silvers 1 Bronzes /New York Festival 1 Silvers and 2 Bronzes / Long Xi Awards 2 Silvers / China 4A Awards  Grand Prix/ GDC Awards 1 Best of Best / Chinese Element International Creative Award Grand Prix / China Design Exhibition Gold Award / Top 5 most awarded design in the world by the Big Won Report / Etc. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Keyboard of Isolation Exhibition
 OCT Art & Design Gallery / Indigo Art Hotel / Duolun Museum Of Modern Art / 798 Artzone / GuanShanyue Art Museum / Indigo Art Hotel / Shanghai Exhibition Center / Zendai MOMA  / GuanShanyue Art Museum / London’s Asia House (2014 London Design Week )/Shanghai Exhibition Center
 
 
 
 
Agency: DDB Shanghai
Chief Creative Officer: Michael Dee
Creative Director: Jody Xiong
Art Director: Jody Xiong
Designers: Jody Xiong, Jack Xuan
Copywriter: Leo Liu
Photographer:Nicholas Siaw 
Year: 2012
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