The Terror Drill is a role-playing game workshop with three participants, a scenario narrator and a ‘suspect’. It aims to help people rebuild resilience through the designing of a series of scenario-based emergency simulations in the post 9/11 era. This project explores ambiguity associated with the concept of fear and interrogates the shared common sense of terrorism.
#THE TERROR DRILL
BLOW UP TO HEAVEN, 2018
“They promise me that I will go straightly to heaven.”
Terror attacks have expanded their landscape all over the world. Simultaneously, the Modus Operandi (MO) employed by terrorist groups shifts from direct terrorism acts to online propaganda, which essentially refers to more accessible brainwashing to the general public. Hence, this leads to a greater potential to recruit people into becoming terrorists or extremists.
THE BOMB VEST
KILLING YOU SOFTLY, 2018
This scenario takes inspiration from the killing of Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader , died after two women smeared his face with VX nerve at an airport. The importance of this case is highlighted by the fact that it breaks the stereotype of a terrorist. No one would relate such two young females to potential terrorists. This case has also revealed the diversity of what crime modus operadi(M.O) can be in modern society. This crime has planted a seed of fear among the general public as it has caused people to think that anyone is capable of becoming a terrorist.
Terrorism actually has evolved into another strategy, which is to take advantage of the ‘innocent and fragile’. The image of a female is a powerful weapon, along with the unsportsmanlike means. Moreover, this disguised attack is also more likely to achieve its goal.
Reconstructed Typology: Hypervigilance
It showcases the physical and mental reaction of a foot air pump after being attacked.
MICRO-BIO AGENCY, 2017
how lifestyle would be changed in the future?
What are people’s attitudes towards these micro-bio data?
And the ethics and morality left behind?
MICRO-BIO CAFE, 2017
It proposes a future where human’s micro-bio data can be detected and analyzed by providing a customized collection service in micro-bio café.
In this café ritual, all the registered customers would follow the instruction showed on the menu, and wear a body tissue for later collection.
After the café ritual, In return, the customer would receive a personal microbial profile in one week.
OBSESSION PARANOIA, 2017
How do we treat our relationship, trust, and emotions at microbial level?
The last story describes a woman who cannot accept the bio matching result with her husband after they tested their microbial similarity in this agency. Then she did a series of crazy things trying to repair the situation…to spread her microbes as much as possible.
SOCIAL PHOBIA, 2017
What does micro-bio data mean to us?
Can we make our micro-bio data uninfected?
The first story describes a girl who has social phobia.
Since she is afraid to socialize, she tries her best to avoid any contact as much as possible. However, the micro-bio cloud profile is kind of proof of the social connection.