Dis-assembling (2022)

While iPhones seem ubiquitous now, they are particularly pervasive in the lives of over a million Foxconn factory labourers. The user demand seems indifferent or incapable of imagining the realities of the factory workers producing the celebrated design product. Dis-assembling presents a series of works aligning Chen Yu Wang’s personal stories and reflections surrounding Foxconn factories in Asia to their strict bodily systematization. Simple questions come to mind. Do you know how the iPhone is made? Is this question ever prompted by holding an iPhone? What is the story behind “a phone screw” and what metaphorical meaning does it stand for? Can we disassemble the idea of capitalism through dreaming?

©Chen Yu Wang