Become Android is a personal journey about connections and disconnections from the real world. The artist describes being frequently trapped by endless information from games, short videos, and daily routines to avoid being disconnected. Yet, this constant cycle crated debilitating anxiety. As we watch, the layers of information fed the subject like a living machine which receives everything it can to survive. Protection is becoming android. The games in the video are all in Chinese, but sounds, images, actions, icons and the feeling of being Human (Android) connect us all together.
Yuwei Lin studies Studio Art and Business at the University of Richmond. She is a printmaker and multi-media artist. Her works are often inspired by philosophical dilemmas, animations and human-tech interaction in video games. Plus, she insist video game is the ninth category of art and believes that it has the potential to achieve artistic expression that it unique to game per se.