In response to the recent nuclear crisis in Japan, Hong Kong based artist Kacey Wong has created Doomsday as an anti-nuclear radiation mobile living unit made of lead panels with enough space to accommodate one person.
“Natural and man-made disasters killed tens of thousands of people and many more lost their home, Hong Kong being much closer to the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station than to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, maybe it is about time to reflect and address the potential risk and hazard produced by nuclear energy,” explains the artist.
Four solar panels generate 15 volts of electricity for small electronic appliances and the robot survival suit can also transform into a bed or resting area as needed.
“People often have blind faith towards the machine and think they could resolve all the problems of nature. Unfortunately, this time our machines turned around and destroyed the most important life supplies in nature, polluting water, food, and the air,” he explains.
Doomsday is on display as part of the larger exhibit “Whats Next 30 x 30” at the ArtisTree Gallery in TaiKoo Place, Hong Kong and continues until August 9, 2011.